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Zim police offer ‘substantial reward’ for information after blast

An explosive device was thrown just as President Emmerson Mnangagwa was leaving the VIP stand at the end of a campaign rally.

Staff attend to injured Zanu-PF supporter at Mpilo hospital on 23 June 2018 in Bulawayo, after a bomb blast at a campaign rally at White City stadium. Picture: AFP

HARARE - Police in Zimbabwe say they’re offering a substantial reward for information on Saturday’s blast that wounded 49 people in Bulawayo.

An explosive device was thrown just as President Emmerson Mnangagwa was leaving the VIP stand at the end of a campaign rally.

Spokesperson Charity Charamba says that teams are conducting investigations at White City Stadium, the scene of Saturday’s blast.

Police are offering a substantial reward to anyone with information on the blast.

Mnangagwa escaped the explosion unharmed, but several close aides, including Vice President Kembo Mohadi were hurt.

The blast has shocked many in Zimbabwe, and Mnangagwa has called it a cowardly act.

Another of the 23 presidential candidates, Lovemore Madhuku, says that security must now be stepped up for all those contesting next month’s polls.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)