In an interview with The Chronicle from Mpilo Central Hospital where he is admitted, Vice President Kembo Mohadi’s aide Mr Cuthbert Makondo (39), recalled the bomb explosion that rocked White City Stadium on Saturday soon after President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed a Zanu-PF campaign rally.
Makondo sustained a fracture on his right shoulder and deep wound. Said Makondo:
My attention was on escorting VP (Kembo) Mohadi off the stage soon after the President’s address. I then heard a deafening sound and the next thing, I was on the ground bleeding profusely. I tried in vain to stop the bleeding. I lumbered through and got to where there was an ambulance and the emergency guys came in and assisted me into the vehicle.
Ms Chipo Five, a Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) cameraperson said she was busy capturing the events at the rally when she heard the explosion. Said Five:
Suddenly I found myself on the ground. I tried to stand up. That is when I realised that I could not breathe properly. I gasped for air. I struggled to breathe and on arrival at the hospital I was taken to a room where I was put on oxygen. I am feeling better now
President Mnangagwa’s aide, Mr Austin Jimu said before the explosion he heard a sound but could not tell where it came from.
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