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Vol 59 No 13

Published 29th June 2018


Zimbabwe

Bombs, smoke and mirrors

With five weeks to polling day, an explosion at a rally in Bulawayo and arguments at the electoral commission threaten the vote

The blast that rocked the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) election rally in White City Stadium, in Bulawayo, on 23 June has refocused attention on the feud between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and supporters of ousted President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace. After blaming his 'normal enemies' for the bomb, Mnangagwa told the BBC on 26 June that he thought the G40 political faction, which has had links to Grace Mugabe, was responsible for the attack but said he would await the outcome of further investigations.

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