After the explosion occured at White City Stadium in Bulawayo where President Emmerson Mnangagwa was addressing a political rally on Saturday, a number of people spoke out against the violence. Here is how some politicians and notable people reacted.
Our prayers go out to all that have been injured in this afternoon’s events. While the security forces investigate, it is imperative for Zimbabweans to remain calm and united against any acts of violence. “Peace begins with me. Peace begins with you. Peace begins with all of us.”
— SB Moyo (@MinisterSBMoyo) June 23, 2018
Peace Peace should continue in Zimbabwe. It is unfortunate to hear what happened at White City Stadium. We continue praying for our Nation ZIMBABWE🇿🇼 to be Peaceful and resolve our issues peaceful.
— Joice Mujuru (@JoiceMujuru_) June 23, 2018
He survived the hangman’s noose.
He ran past land mines.
He survived car accidents.
He survived cyanide.
He survived food poisoning.
And yesterday he survived a bombing explosion.
God is preserving him for the duty to serve the nation of Zimbabwe. Our President is from God. pic.twitter.com/TlgL0dBmag
— Tongai Mnangagwa for Harare South (@Tongai4HreSouth) June 24, 2018
When Korah (Chiwenga) & Dathan (ED) rebelled against Moses (RGM) citing his age, some of us knew that God makes mad those He wants to destroy. Pliz Zimbabweans stay away from the tents of Korah & Dathan for God wants to introduce a new way of destroying his people's enemies pic.twitter.com/MlZcDYOmfk
— mawarire jealousy (@mawarirej) June 23, 2018
~The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back~ pic.twitter.com/5iNGNAC3RH
— H⭕️N. JⓂ️W,Ⓜ️🅿️🇿🇼 (@mayor_justice) June 23, 2018
Just hearing of the tragic events at a ZANU PF rally in Byo. Our thoughts and prayers are with all that have been injured and hurt in this tragedy . No matter our differences violence now or in the past should have no room in our discourse & should be condemned unreservedly.
— TENDAI BITI (@BitiTendai) June 23, 2018
@StriveMasiyiwa & I are shocked & disappointed at news concerning attempt on life of @edmnangagwa Saddened to learn of fatalities & injuries of members of his delegation & innocent byestanders.Prayers are with them & all Zimbabweans. We condemn this display of despicable violence
— Tsitsi Masiyiwa (@T_Masiyiwa) June 23, 2018
Today's explosion at White City Stadium in Byo is a tragic reminder that the use of tanks, bombs, grenades & guns by whosoever against anyone to settle a political contest is barbaric. Nov 15, 2017 set a dangerous paradigm for politics in Zimbabwe. Violence begets violence. Sad! pic.twitter.com/PugLVxTnYc
— Prof Jonathan Moyo (@ProfJNMoyo) June 23, 2018
I deeply shocked to hear about the explosion at President Mnangagwa’s rally in Bulawayo and grateful he survived. This must be condemned by all patriotic Zimbabweans. We must bring the cycle of violence to an end. My condolences are extended to all those affected by this.
— David Coltart (@DavidColtart) June 23, 2018
If 2 people died in today's blast, this is a tragedy. The bombing itself is a tragedy. Every loss of, or attempt to take or harm life, is tragic. Unresolved tragedies, including historical ones, cause further tragedies. Let's adopt a policy of no Zimbabwean unaccounted for, ever.
— Tsitsi Dangarembga (@efie41209591) June 23, 2018
I know we all have many thoughts and theories on the news from Bulawayo. I only ask that we be responsible in our tweets and think of fellow citizens who have either lost their lives or are battling injuries. It’s not the right moment to show how clever we are. #ElectionsZW
— Alex T Magaisa 🇿🇼 (@Wamagaisa) June 23, 2018
Very sad news about an assassination attempt on President @edmnangagwa of Zimbabwe during a rally. I hope and pray that everyone is ok. Love ❤️ Zimbabwe first – country first ❤️
— Chipo Dendere (@drDendere) June 23, 2018
We are all the great people of Zimbabwe. Let's stand united and caring for each other. Use of violence & bloodshed to resolve issues is bad
— Dr. Thomas Mapfumo (@chimurengamusic) June 23, 2018
Great response by @edmnangagwa, to the attempted assasination, very mature and the epitome of true leadership at its best. You win people's hearts by responding with love to such acts.
— Hon. Temba P. Mliswa (@TembaMliswa) June 23, 2018
Whoever is responsible for this violent act just before a national election must be condemned.Politics is not war. It is about progress and leaving behind a legacy for future generations to build on. Only those with no brains resort to violence to gain power.
— Ben Paradza (@BenParadza) June 24, 2018