President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesperson George Charamba has denied that Mnangagwa’s administration had a hand in the bomb which exploded on Saturday at White City Stadium in Bulawayo. 2 people have died so far while at least 49 people were injured in the explosion. Charamba also explained why Mnangagwa was out visiting hospitals instead of being secured following the attempt on his life. Speaking to the Daily News, Charamba said,
You think where you have such serious injuries, including high-profile ones; you use such an incident, to achieve what? I mean, that’s a bit of a psychopathic thinking. That is uncalled for in circumstances that are so dire and quite serious…The safety was there. If you notice there was a time gap between the attack and the time he then went to Mater Dei. Lots of things happened and we don’t have to go shouting on a rooftop.
…The safety was there. If you notice there was a time gap between the attack and the time he then went to Mater Dei. Lots of things happened and we don’t have to go shouting on a rooftop…If the president had gone straight for the airport, what is he suggesting? That the people in Bulawayo can’t be protected? Or that those injured shouldn’t be commiserated with? So he does his human and State duties. And it’s his responsibility anyway to secure the country. So people shouldn’t reduce matters that are so serious to fanciful scenarios.
…there are unresolved leadership issues in this country, don’t forget that…You see, generally, it’s very difficult to insure against a device that can be thrown at its target. It can happen anytime and anywhere.
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