President Emmerson Mnangagwa was never scheduled to address a rally in Hwange yesterday, his spokesman George Charamba said after speculation that Mnangagwa had cancelled the rally at the Colliery Stadium where thousands had gathered because of security concerns.
Mnangagwa narrowly escaped a bomb blast in Bulawayo at the weekend where 49 people were injured. Two died later in hospital.
“The President was never slotted to address a rally in Hwange. He went in to simply ground break for Hwange 7 and 8 and then rush back to Harare to meet with two trade delegations that are in the country and, of course, to prepare for tomorrow’s (today) fixture,” Charamba told the Herald.
He said Mnangagwa is flying out of the country today on business.
Mnangagwa was at Hwange to ground break for the expansion of Hwange Thermal Power Station under a $1.5 billion facility.
He also met a 14-member German business delegation.