Zimbabwe’s president has blamed a group linked to the African country’s ousted former president’s wife for an assassination attempt that left two dead and more than 40 injured.
Speaking to the BBC on Wednesday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he suspected the group G40, which supported Grace Mugabe in her presidential bid, of masterminding the attack. Grace Mugabe is the wife of former leader Robert Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for three decades until he was forcibly removed late last year.
“I don’t know whether it was one individual – I would think it is broader than one person. I would think this is a political action by some aggrieved persons,” Mnangagwa told the BBC. Although he did not directly blame Grace Mugabe, he called out her supporters in the G40 faction.