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Mohadi, Muchinguri airlifted to SA after rally blast injuries

VICE President Kembo Mohadi and Zanu PF national chair, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri have been airlifted to South Africa to receive further treatment from injuries sustained when a hand grenade was thrown at the Zanu PF top leadership during a party rally at White City Stadium, Bulawayo last Saturday.

This was revealed Thursday by President Emmerson Mnangagwa who was speaking to journalists in Tanzania. Mnangagwa is in the east African country at the invitation of President John Magufuli.

“You might be aware about the 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,” he said.

Muchinguri-Kashiri, who is also the country’s environment minister, was among those reported to have sustained serious injuries after a shrapnel reportedly pierced through her chest.

Atleast 49 were reported to have been injured as a result of the blast with two having succumbed to the injuries so far.

Mnangagwa said his lieutenants were recovering well from the injuries.

Police and other security agents have since launched a full scale investigation into an incident which Mnangagwa attributes to the infamous G40, a Zanu PF faction that was fiercely opposed to his ascension as former President Robert Mugabe’s successor.

Gary Murambiwa
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