Zimbabwe’s President Emerson Mnangangwa has been injured in an assassination attempt at a rally at White City Stadium in the city of Bulawayo.
Based on footage from the event, a massive blast, from an explosive device that appeared to have been strategically positioned at the exit takes off as soon as Mnangangwa and his team leave the podium, and the president is caught right in the middle of it as everyone scatters to safety.
A man on the public address is heard appealing to Zimbabweans to maintain peace before and after the explosion goes off.
According to Mnangagwa’s spokeman, the president survived but senior government officials are among those injured.
Vice president Constantino Chiwenga is allegedly among those injured.
Emerson Mnangagwa came into power last November, ousting his former mentor Robert Mugabe.
The president was in Bulawayo to campaign ahead of nationwide elections due on 30 July.
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