There has been an assassination attempt on Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa when he was holding a campaign rally at White City Stadium in Bulawayo told the Zimbabwe government.
The President escaped injuries but 49 others were injuried including country’s two Vice-president’s – Kembo Mohadi and Constantino Chiwenga. Also the country’s Minister of Water, Environment and Climate – Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri was also injured.
The President of Zimbabwe tweeted that his thoughts and prayers are with the ones who are injured while he condemned the attack calling it an act of cowardice.
While we await further information, my thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this senseless act of violence. The campaign has been conducted in a free and peaceful environment, and we will not allow this cowardly act to get in our way as we move towards elections.
— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) June 23, 2018
The President also said that the attack won’t get in the way of the Presidential elections which are to be held next month. The elections will be the first since the country’s military forced Robert Mugabe out of office in an alleged coup in November 2017.