Zimbabweans urged to be responsible after the Bulawayo blast incident

ZwNews Chief Correspondent

The blast that rocked President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s (ED) rally at White City Stadium in Bulawayo last Saturday has left Zimbabweans talking.

Unfortunately some are taking the incident as a revenge for the November 2017 coup, therefore well-deserved for Mnangagwa.

Meanwhile, former cabinet minister Professor Jonathan Moyo could not be left in the debate. Through a tweet Moyo said violence breeds violence, suggesting that the blast was a taste of Mnangagwa’s own medicine.

Others are claiming it was stage managed by ED so that he declares a State of Emergency thereby calling off the 2018 elections.

They believe if it was a real thing, the president would not have rushed to grant the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) an interview, nor would his location after the incident had been made public, as done by ZBC, saying the president was safe and at his Bulawayo State House.

As the debates rages on, some are blaming ED’s security as being porous, saying it was once breached live on camera, when someone recently came very close to the president, and tried to take a selfie, ED had to push the intruder away.

A G40 official still working in the top ranks of government and Zanu-PF told zwnews.com that it could be a sign that the Chiwenga faction is desperately trying to take over power from ED;

“It is a  battle of elephants pitting Mnangagwa, and his powerful deputy who  broods dangerous presidential ambitions to the extent of wanting to eliminate his boss,” said the source.

While, many versions are coming up, Zimbabweans have been urged to be cautious about their statements, and spare a thought for the injured and those who have lost their lives.

Renowned lawyer and political analyst, Alex Magaisa has said while people have different thoughts and versions of the event, it is not time to try to be clever by putting forward irresponsible comments.

He urged people to have a human heart, feel for each other, and have respect for human life. He adds that he too has many questions about the event, but has morals to always put people’s lives first.

“I know we have different thoughts and theories of the Bulawayo event. I ask that we should be responsible in our tweets. I think of people who would have lost their lives or are battling injuries,” he says in a tweet response.

In the same light, investigations are underway, and the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has since offered a reward for anyone who would help them with information that would assist the ZRP to bring the culprits to book. zwnews