MDC Alliance and presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has condemned all forms of violence in politics after an explosion went off at Bulawayo’s White City Stadium where president Emmerson Mnangwagwa was holding a political rally. The president and his deputy, retired General Constantino Chiwenga were not injured in the explosion although several senior government officials including Vice President Kembo Mohadi were injured. Bodyguards and aides to the officials were also injured.
Writing on Twitter, Chamisa said,
Terrible events at White City stadium. Our prayers go out to the injured and we hope no lives have been lost. Violence must have no place in our politics. May God bless and protect the country we all love.
Zanu-PF has released photos of President Emmerson Mnangagwa visiting the injured.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s statement after the explosion
Reactions from the US and the UK
Mnangagwa says people of Bulawayo are not to blame for explosion at his rally in the city