BREAKING VIDEO=> BOMB BLAST -ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION Targets Zimbabwe’s President at Election Rally

A bomb blast went off today at Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election rally in Zimbabwe.

The president escaped an apparent assassination attempt in the southern city of Bulawayo.

At least eight people were injured in the blast.

The Guardian reported:

Footage posted online showed Mnangagwa, 75, waving to the crowd in the White City stadium at about 2pm on Saturday afternoon, turning to step off the podium and walking into the open-sided VIP tent, where seconds later the explosion occurred. People ducked and screamed and smoke billowed. State television immediately cut its broadcast.

Images taken by photographers at the rally showed several injured people lying on the ground.

Local media said the vice-president, Kembo Mohadi, had leg injuries, while Constantino Chiwenga, a second vice-president and the former military commander-in-chief, had bruises on his face, the report said.

In a statement issued later in the afternoon, Mnangagwa said his thoughts and prayers were with “all those affected by this senseless act of violence.”

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