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Zimbabwe ‘presidential guard’ dies after attack

One of the 49 people injured by an explosion at an election campaign rally addressed by Zimbawe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday has died of his wounds, state media reports.

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The attack has raised fears about security ahead of elections. Photo: Reuters

The victim was said to be a member of the presidential guard.

President Mnangagwa narrowly escaped injury in the attack in Bulawayo city, which he described as an attempt on his life.

He’s said elections will go ahead as planned on 30 July.

The rally was Mr Mnangagwa’s first in Bulawayo, an opposition stronghold.

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