A suspected bomb has just exploded at the venue where Nelson Chamisa led Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) is having its rally.
The explosion occurred as Chamisa’s motorcade was about to enter Gadzema stadium in Chinhoyi.
Breaking News: An unidentified explosive thrown at @nelsonchamisa motorcade near the venue of the rally in Chinhoyi. The driver in a Honda Fit vehicle sped away after the incident
— Pedzisai Ruhanya (@PedzisaiRuhanya) September 11, 2022
Suspected Zanu PF activists staged a movie-style drive past the venue and detonated explosives sending panic among the gathered crowd.
The loud explosion shook the grounds.
Bomb scare as an explosion occurred when Chamisa convoy was about to enter stadium in Chinhoyi. A Honda Fit was then seen speeding off immediately after the incident.#LetsHavePoliticalFairGme. @PedzisaiRuhanya @daddyhope pic.twitter.com/Tui07Iacr7
— Ndawana Isaya (@NdawanaI) September 11, 2022
Eye witnesses said, “a man in a silver car dropped ‘something’ and a few minutes later it exploded.”
Interim CCC national organiser Amos Chibaya calmed the potentially chaotic situation and told supporters that desperate Zanu PF activists wanted to destabilise the party’s thank you rally.
The party is having its thank you rally after winning the recent by- elections.
CCC bagged five out of the six local authority by elections in Chinhoyi’s Ward 2, 3, 8, 12 and 14, where its candidates Patricia Chibaya, Richard Vhitirinyu, Mukudzei Chigumbura, Dyke Makumbi and Chipo Mhlotswa romped to victory.
The rally is however going on and Chamisa is expected to address his party supporters soon.
More to follow…