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>> This is the moment an explosion detonated as Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa left the stage at a political rally on Saturday.
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angagwa, installed after Robert Mugabe was ousted by the military last year, called it a cowardly act.>> It exploded a few inches away from me, but it's not my time.
00:00:23
>> He escaped unhurt, but others were not so lucky. Police said on Sunday that 49 people were injured in the blast, reportedly among them Vice President Kembo Mohadi and the wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga. The blast happened as Zimbabwe prepares to hold its first post-Mugabe presidential election next month.
00:00:42
Authorities gave no details on what caused the explosion, and there was no claim of responsibility. Police are offering a substantial reward for any information. Meanwhile, more than 2,000 miles north of the rally in Bulawayo, another explosion at another rally of another leader of an African country. Two people died and more than 150 were injured in a grenade attack at the rally in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, which was attended by new reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
00:01:13
Six suspects are being held over links to the attack, while nine police officials have been arrested for what authorities said were security lapses. There is nothing to suggest any connection between the explosions in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.