WATCH: The moment when Zim leader Mnangagwa survived a blast at Zanu-PF party rally
A video showing the moment when Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived a blast at a ruling Zanu-PF party rally has emerged on social media.
Watch the video below
Zimbabwean state media reported on Saturday that an explosion rocked the White City Stadium in Bulawayo where Mnangagwa was addressing thousands of his supporters.
Mnangagwa managed to escape unhurt, the Herald reported.
Mnangagwa's spokesperson George Charamba was quoted as saying that investigations were under way following the incident.
See below, some of the Twitter reaction
As captured in Zimbabwe today .. at a rally addressed by the president pic.twitter.com/xW0EKOT42J— Sure Kamhunga (@sure_kamhunga) June 23, 2018
Zimbabwe’s 2018 election campaign has taken a sinister turn. An explosion and a gunshot have been heard at Bulawayo’s White City Stadium where President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed a rally. A government official says it was an assassination attempt.— Brezh Malaba (@BrezhMalaba) June 23, 2018
Apparently, President Mnangagwa himself was the target, and the sniper narrowly missed and hit the wrong person. It is said soldiers and CIOs then had a torrid time with brutally assaulting people after the gunshot. This is so unheard of in Zimbabwe. pic.twitter.com/IYKi9MMzJi— My Zimbabwe News (@myzimbabwenews) June 23, 2018
Sad day for Zimbabwe and Southern Africa .. we've never had assassination attempts like this here....I hope this is not true.— Sipho Phiri (@siphophiri) June 23, 2018
Any news on Munangagwa? pic.twitter.com/Ey2wIaI1ce