Update- Suspects in Zimbabwe stadium grenade attack freed

Medics attend to people injured in an explosion during a rally by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe June 23, 2018. Tafadzwa Ufumeli/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

HARARE-  Two suspects who were arrested in relation to their alleged involvement to the blast that killed two people and injured several others at President Emmerson Mnangagwa election rally in Bulawayo have been released after the State failed to prove its case.

The suspects Douglas Musekiwa and John Zulu were alleged to be the masterminds behind the insurgency‚ banditry‚ sabotage or terrorism.”

One of those who were injured was Mnangagwa vice president Kembo Mohadi‚ and minister of Environment‚ Water and Climate Oppah Muchunguri, they currently receiving treatment in South Africa.

The attack is reportedly directed at the president who left the podium seconds after the attack.

The two suspects appeared before the Bulawayo resident magistrate Gladmore Mushowe late on Saturday as the 48-hour detention period ran out. The magistrate gave the State another 24 hours which expired today so they were released but the State attempt to build a case against Zulu and Musekiwa they were given permission to access their phone records.

Mnangagwa has said that he knows who was behind the attacks, saying allies close to former president Robert Mugabe and Grace Mugabe faction within Zanu-pf the G-40.

“He is the one who is in control of the investigative State apparatus and up until he gets empirical evidence on what happened in Bulawayo‚ he should keep quiet‚” said Jealousy Mawarire‚ the party’s spokesman.

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