It was a grenade! Mnangagwa tells Tanzanians

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UK Correspondent

THE explosion that killed two people and injured senior government and Zanu PF officials at a Bulawayo rally last weekend was caused by a grenade, President Emmerson Mnangagwa says.

Mnangagwa said this on Thursday in Tanzania where he was on official visit at President John Magufuli’s invitation.

“You might be aware about events that took place Saturday when a hand grenade was thrown at me. But since you see me here, it means I am now fine,” Mnangagwa told journalists in Tanzania.

He also told reporters that shrapnel had pierced Munchinguri-Kashiri’s chest, but she was recovering well at a South African hospital. According to reports, Mnangagwa said Muchinguri and VP Kembo Mohadi were airlifted to Johannesburg for treatment.

The Saturday blast which has been condemned by many injured over 40 people. Following the explosion, police said they were offering a reward to anyone with information on the culprits and their motives.

Mnangagwa has since said he suspected former president Robert Mugabe’s wife and her allies.