The European Union (EU) observation mission has added its voice to castigate the White City Stadium bombing in Bulawayo which killed two people and injured many as a serious and regrettable incident which should be condemned at all cost. 

In an exclusive interview with the ZBC News on the impact of the White City Stadium bombing incident on the holding of free and fair elections in the country, the EU Deputy Chief Observer, Mark Stevens described the bombings as a regrettable act which should be handled with the seriousness it deserves.

“We are not allowed to comment on the political happenings, but what happened in Bulawayo is a serious incident, the killing of people is something regrettable which should be condemned,” he said.

Mr Stevens was however quick to note that despite the incident, his team will take heed of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s call for all stakeholders to remain calm until the elections are held.

“Yes the President has called for calm and declared the elections will go ahead as scheduled, the EU observer mission will remain on the ground until the elections are done,” he said.

President Mnangagwa described the White City Stadium incident as a cowardly act by some rogue elements who are against holding of free and fair elections.