Harare- Several Zimbabwean presidential candidates and political parties condemned the assassination attempt over the weekend on Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa and signed an agreement to have a peaceful campaign ahead of elections at the end of July.
But the two political heading the race, Mnangagwa nor Nelson Chamisa, the leader of the biggest opposition party, the MDC, attended the meeting however their representatives signed the agreement, which was drafted by the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission.
This election will see an unprecedented 23 candidates standing for president in the July 30 elections, the first time without former president Robert Mugabe since independence in 1980.
The explosion on the weekend occurred at the end of Mnangagwa’s rally in Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo. The blast killed two of the president’s aides and was the first serious act of violence with the current election campaign.
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