South Africa is reaching out to its embattled northern neighbour.
Zimbabwe’s State media says 42 people were injured, six of them in a serious condition, in an explosion at a political rally address by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Bulawayo on Saturday.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived a blast at a ruling ZANU-PF party rally Saturday, his spokesman said, adding that he had been taken to safety after the incident.
It’s been 14 years since Thomas Mapfumo worked up a crowd like this in his home-country. He was forced to flee Zimbabwe after years of using music to call for freedom.
Zimbabwe said it had sacked 16,000 striking nurses as the new government seeks to keep a lid on labour unrest in the build-up to the first elections since the fall of Robert Mugabe.