The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has offered a substantial reward following the explosion which occured at Bulawayo’s White City Stadium on Saturday. The police also revealed that the number of people injured in the explosion has now gone up to 49.
We publish the statement in full below
POLICE UPDATE ON INVESTIGATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE BOMB BLAST AT WHITE CITY STADIUM ON 23 JUNE 2018
The Zimbabwe Republic Police and other security forces would like to assure the nation and reiterate that comprehensive investigations are in progress at the crime scene at White City stadium, in Bulawayo. All expert teams are now firmly on the ground conducting investigations.
So far the number of people injured is 49 and they are currently receiving treatment at Mater Dei Hospital, Mpilo Hospital and United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH). However, we expect the number to rise as some victims might come forward during the course of the day.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police is, therefore, appealing for more information to aid the ongoing enquiries. A substantial reward is being offered and anyone with information should contact CID Bulawayo on telephone number 0292-71568. Bulawayo Central Police – 0292-72515 or Criminal Investigations Department Headquarters on telephone number 0242-709134, or the National Complaints Desk on telephone number 0242-703631, or WhatsApp number 0712 800 197 or any nearest police station.
May I also appeal to the media to give the police and other security forces the space to conduct investigations in this matter. We are aware of your role of informing the public with regards to this case and certainly updates will be provided without affecting the status of the investigations.[Charamba C]Senior Assistant Commissioner
Chief Staff Officer [Press and Public Relations] To the Commissioner General of Police.