BREAKING: Zimbabwe president survives apparent assassination attempt

Reports have emerged that Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly survived a bomb blast at a ZANU-PF rally he was addressing in Bulawayo on Saturday afternoon.

Mnangagwa was speaking an election rally ahead of that country’s tightly contested national elections next month.

Many including VP Kembo Mohadi, minister Oppah Muchinguri are believed to have been injured.

Sources say that Mnangagwa was whisked to safety by his security detail.

It’s unknown whether he was hurt in the blast which reportedly injured several ZANU-PF supporters.

A source close to the president told Report Focus that Mnangagwa was “safe”.

Unconfirmed reports from Bulawayo say that two people were killed and several more injured.