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President Mnangagwa addressing the rally before the explosion. /Courtesy

Zimbabwe President, Emerson Mnangagwa was faced with a blast attack today as he the  was leaving the podium after finishing his speech in Zimbabwe’s second-biggest city

The attack happened in the VIP tent but the Head of State escaped unhurt and was rushed to safety.

State House Spokesperson confirmed the attack stating that more investigations are being carried out.

“President Mnangagwa has not been injured and is at Bulawayo State House. Investigations are underway and more details will be given to the public.” said George Charamba.

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According to the Herald, two senior government officials were admitted at a local hospital.

This attack comes right after the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed was also attacked at a rally in Addis Ababa on Saturday morning.

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Ethiopian Prime Minister waving at the crowd shortly before the attack. /Courtesy

The Prime Minister confirmed that the attack occurred at the capital’s Meskel Square immediately after he finished his speech which left a few citizens injured and others killed.

He recently announced his plan to  implement a peace deal with Eritrea signed in 2000 and meant to end a two-year war between the country.

The 41 year old ex- soldier termed the attack as an opposition from those who did not want to see Ethiopia move forward.

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