President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the country is safe and authorities are hunting down criminals behind Saturday’s bomb blast that claimed two lives and left 47 people injured.
The explosion at White City Stadium in Bulawayo took place just after President Mnangagwa had addressed a rally for the ruling Zanu PF party ahead of the July 30 harmonised elections.
Cde Mnangagwa has already declared that the elections will go ahead as proclaimed and speaking to the BBC News yesterday, he insisted that Zimbabwe remains ‘the most stable’ country in the region despite the recent terrorist attack.
Cde Mnangagwa said it is pre-mature to point a figure at who could have been responsible of carrying out the heinous attack, but was aware of those aggrieved.
Asked if the G40 cabal could have influenced the act, the President said such allegations will only be proved when the perpetrator is brought to book.
On whether the wife of the former president, Dr Grace Mugabe might have influenced the act as she was not happy with the coming in of the new dispensation, Cde Mnangagwa said it is logical that she is one of those grieved members of G40 cabal.
He said considering all sorts of threats by G40 cabal members including Professor Jonathan Moyo that there will bloodshed in Zimbabwe, it is logical to believe that the cabal is grieved.
President Mnangagwa added that it is unfortunate that Dr Mugabe was politically immature and was used as a tool by some unscrupulous G40 cabal members, who wanted to achieve their desired goals.
Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) says investigations into the White City bomb are progressing well.
In a statement to the ZBC News, the ZRP Acting Senior Staff Officer, Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi expressed gratitude to members of the public who have been giving information, adding that the information is currently being looked at by the relevant teams.
He also advised members of the public with any information concerning the bomb blast contact the phone on the following telephone numbers: Police General Headquarters – 0242703631, whatsapp 0712800197, Harare – 0242748836, Bulawayo – 0292885479, Gweru – 054228636, Masvingo – 039262627 and Manicaland – 02064288