Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, today, escaped death after an explosion went off at a rally in the city of Bulawayo.
Emmerson was in Bulawayo, an opposition stronghold, to campaign for his Zanu-PF party ahead of nationwide elections taking place on 30 July.
Speaking on the attack, Mnangagwa said,
“an object exploded a few inches away from me – but it is not my time”.
Video footage from White City Stadium shows an explosion happening close to Mnangagwa as he was leaving the stage having addressed supporters.
While the president was unhurt, state TV reports that Vice-President Kembo Mohadi has suffered a leg injury. Mnangagwa condemned the violence as senseless and pleaded for unity.
The president came to power last November, ousting his former mentor Robert Mugabe.