Egypt strongly condemns attack on Zimbabwe president’s rally

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Siss

CAIRO, (Xinhua) — Egypt strongly condemned on Saturday the attack on a rally of Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa when he was addressing an electoral campaign, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The statement expressed Egypt’s solidarity “with the Zimbabwean government and people to achieve security and stability in the country.”

The blast took place Saturday at White City Stadium in Bulawayo, a city in southwest Zimbabwe, where several people were injured including senior presidential officials.

President Mnangagwa, who was addressing thousands of his ruling party members and supporters, survived the attack safe and sound.

“Egypt is comfort with the failure of such a sinful attack and the survival of the Zimbabwean president,” said the statement.

Earlier on Saturday, Egypt condemned a failed attempt to “assassinate” Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during a mass rally in the capital Addis Ababa, which left at least three people dead and more than 160 injured.