No-show By Zimbabwe Leaders At Peace Pledge
Neither President Emmerson Mnangagwa nor main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa have showed up to honour today’s peace pledge – both have sent representatives instead.
Some at the meeting here in the capital, Harare, are disappointed and say the major players should have been here in person to reassure the nation after Saturday’s political violence.
Today’s event was intended to bring together all political parties and candidates in a renewed commitment to peace ahead of elections next month.
Yesterday, two people were confirmed dead having sustained injuries from an explosion on Saturday at a governing party rally in Zimbabwe’s second-biggest city, Bulawayo.
At least 49 people, including President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s two deputies, were injured in the blast. He said it was an attempt on his life ahead of the 30 July election.