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President Cyril Ramaphosa condemns bomb blast in Zimbabwe

24 June 2018 - 14:07 By Kgaugelo Masweneng
President Cyril Ramaphosa has reassured that the Southern Africa Development Community would evaluate the situation in Zimbabwe and take further steps.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has reassured that the Southern Africa Development Community would evaluate the situation in Zimbabwe and take further steps.
Image: Simphiwe Nkwali. File photo

President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the bomb blast at a stadium in Bulawayo‚ Zimbabwe‚ during a ZANU-PF rally on Saturday.

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa was addressing an election rally at White City Stadium when the incident happened‚ but he managed to escape unharmed.

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga was also reported to be safe. It was reported that several people had been injured but the extent of the injuries had not yet been established.

Zimbabwe is getting ready for elections next month.

Speaking also as the Chair of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)‚ Ramaphosa said acts of violence and criminalities had no place in the democratic process of any sovereign state within the SADC region.

Ramaphosa said it was vital that the political and security situation in Zimbabwe remained stable in the run-up to the general elections to be held on July 30.

The president concluded by saying that the SADC would evaluate the incident and take appropriate steps.

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