Zimbabwe's leader: Explosive device went off a 'few inches away from me but it is not my time'

2018-06-23 21:00
President Emmerson Mnangagwa. (File: News24)

President Emmerson Mnangagwa. (File: News24)

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Zimbabwe's president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who survived a blast at a ruling Zanu-PF party rally on 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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