Political assassination attempts seem to be the norm lately.
Zimbabwe Police confirmed a recent bombing was actually as assassination attempt against President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
President Mnangagwa was attending a political rally when the attack took place.
When the blast went off, President Mnangagwa was quickly removed from the area.
He escaped without injury.
While President Mnangagwa was unharmed, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and his wife both sustained injuries.
After the attack, authorities released the following statement:
“There has been an incident at Bulawayo (White City Stadium) where the president was addressing a rally… This is now a police issue, but the president is safe at Bulawayo State House.”
No Joking Matter
This is far from the first time President Mnangagwa’s life has been threatened.
In fact, the president often jokes about assassination attempts on him, as they have happened far too frequently.
The threats against President Mnangagwa started literally from the moment he came into power.
After taking over in November, he had to flee his own country in fear for his life.
Those threats will more than likely continue.
President Mnangagwa has vowed to have a truly free election later this month, the first time that will have happened in more than three decades.
If successful, Zimbabwe may finally see sanctions imposed by the United States and other countries removed.