Two people are now known to have died from injuries after an explosion rocked Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Saturday campaign rally, in the city of Bulawayo.
Mnangagwa escaped unhurt, and police say they are searching for a motive for the blast that injured 49 people.
This was Mnangagwa’s first rally in the opposition stronghold of Bulawayo, as the 75-year-old leader seeks votes ahead of the July 30th presidential and parliamentary election.
It’s the first vote since Robert Mugabe was forced to resign after a de facto coup in November.
Meanwhile, International Relations minister Lindiwe Sisulu has described her shock and horror at the two explosions which rocked two countries on the continent at the weekend.
Following the Zimbabwe blast, several people have been wounded after a grenade attack during a rally in Ethiopia. The Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, escaped unharmed.