Monday, 25 June 2018

President Emmerson Mnangagwa Speaks On Staging Bulawayo Bomb Attack

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s office yesterday denied stage-managing a bomb blast in Bulawayo as a pretext to hunt down and silence political opponents linked to the country’s sulking former leader Robert Mugabe who is said to be stepping up efforts to get back at his successor.


Presidential spokesperson George Charamba suggested that those claiming the blast was stage-managed had a wild imagination.

“You think where you have such serious injuries, including high-profile ones; you use such an incident, to achieve what? I mean, that’s a bit of a psychopathic thinking. That is uncalled for in circumstances that are so dire and quite serious,” an irritated Charamba said

He went on to add that Zimbabwe does not have a tradition of political assassinations.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa Speaks On Staging Bulawayo Bomb Attack
“That is not something that is normally done. But you see these are some of the consequences of long peace. We don’t have a tradition of assassinating leaders, I mean that does not happen. These attempts were made in 1980 and ever since we have not had any such incidence, but then you saw the Ethiopian incident where a grenade was thrown, he said referring to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who survived a grenade attack on Saturday at a massive rally in support of his push for radical political and economic reforms, including a peace deal with regional arch-enemy Eritrea.
You see, generally, it’s very difficult to insure against a device that can be thrown at its target. It can happen anytime and anywhere.

Charamba also ruled out the declaration of a state of emergency.

Source - Originally By Dailynews

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