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Zimbabwe president suggests he was target of rally blast

Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) (AFP) – Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who survived a blast at a ruling ZANU-PF party rally Saturday, suggested he was the target of the attack which left one of his vice-presidents wounded.

“I am used to these attempts,” Mnangagwa said in his first comments on the explosion in the country’s second city of Bulawayo.  

He said an object “exploded a few inches away from me — but it is not my time”.

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