Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane and Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta have spoken on the explosion that took place during President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s rally.
Writing on Twitter, Kenyatta sent a message of goodwill to Mnangagwa and the people of Zimbabwe adding that politics should not be solved by violence. Said Kenyatta:
As a long standing friend of Zimbabwe, Kenya sends its message of goodwill to President @edmnangagwa and the people of the Republic of Zimbabwe . Political competition should not fracture Zimbabweans but should be a measure to deepen their democratic credentials.
Writing on Twitter, Maimane called on South Africa and SADC to conduct investigations to determine the cause of the explosion. Said Maimane:
The United States of America and the United Kingdom issued separate statements condemning all forms of political violence after an explosion occured at White City Stadium in Bulawayo. In a statement, MDC Alliance and presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa condemned all forms of violence in politics after the incident.