Russian Embassy condemns attempt on Zimbabwe president's life

Explosion At Zimbabwe Stadium Where President Mnangagwa Addressed Rally

Constantino Chiwenga was one of the 49 people injured in the explosion, which targeted President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Reports said a man in a police uniform had tried to throw a grenade in the direction of the stage but others had restrained him.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see what the rest of that investigation turns up.

Matyszak said that it could also be possible that it was the security officials who allowed the bomb to slip through, and this could give reason for Mnangagwa to deploy the military more extensively across the country ahead of the vote.

"I have set down (my) administration with institutions of higher learning, our universities to say we must now focus on producing products from universities and institutions of higher learning to say we must now produce products that fit in the industrialisation concept of this country", said President Mnangagwa. It was reported that several people had been injured but the extent of the injuries had not yet been established.

This time around, Mnangagwa has pledged to hold free and fair elections as he seeks to mend worldwide relations and have sanctions against Zimbabwe dropped.

"Vice President Kembo Mohadi is nursing some leg injuries but he is in good spirit", Charamba added in another statement to The Herald.

This is now a police issue but the president is safe at Bulawayo State Housei.

The campaign rally in Bulawayo was Mr Mnangagwa's first in the city, which is an opposition stronghold.

Zimbabweans living in Durban are on edge after an assassination attempt on their president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the weekend.

"The President's response has been: We answer with love".

He faces 22 other contenders for presidency although analysts say the real battle is between him and the MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa.

The US Embassy in Harare tweeted "thoughts & prayers".

Under Mugabe's rule elections in Zimbabwe were characterised by violence.

The Head of State emphasized that politics of violence has no space in today's modern politics.

Unlike previous elections which were marred by violence, mostly against opposition members by ZANU-PF supporters, the run up to this year's vote has been relatively peaceful.

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