‘Anger’ as Mnangagwa fails to turn up for scheduled rally days after bomb blast

Zimbabwean Zanu-PF party supporters in Hwange have reportedly expressed anger after President Emmerson Mnangagwa backed out of his first campaign rally since Saturday’s deadly attack.

It was reported on Wednesday that an official announced to a packed stadium in Hwange that Mnangagwa was no longer attending the rally, without giving details.

The stadium was under tight security, with soldiers and police searching everyone who entered. Unlike at previous rallies, supporters were not allowed close to the VIP tent.

This was after an unexplained weekend blast that narrowly missed the president but killed two bodyguards.

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