The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) has said that it suspects that the Bulawayo explosion may have been carried out by members of the G40 faction who are still in government. Speaking to the media on Tuesday, (ZNLWVA) spokesperson Douglas Mahiya said
War veterans demand that the culprits be brought to book. The evil political machinations of G40 and enemies of the Zimbabwean revolution cannot be ruled out as suspects. We also don’t rule out the evil acts as an inside job, time will tell.
…So as war veterans are saying and as any other Zimbabwean will think, maybe it could be those elements who used to enjoy things that they can’t enjoy now because we have a straightforward President. So they may be tempted to kill him to create instability. I can’t give you the list of my suspects, it’s so long, but I am hurt.
Earlier on the Zanu-PF Youth League also committed itself to secure its leaders saying that they would volunteer to act as human shields.