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Bomb scare forces Mnangagwa to abort Vic Falls trip

By Staff Writer

President Emmerson Mnangagwa was early Friday morning forced to abort a trip to Victoria Falls following threats of a bomb attack at the resort town’s airport, it has emerged.

In a statement, presidential spokesperson George Charamba said an e-mail from an unidentified source—suggesting an attack on the country’s airports— had been sent to a local airline prompting authorities to institute investigations.

“This morning Zimbabwe Airport Authorities were made aware of an e-mail sent through FASTJET AIRLINE by one JOHN DOE claiming “credible bomb/firearm threat” targeting Zimbabwean airports. As a precaution, the country’s security systems are now on heightened alert following this message whose source and credibility is also being investigated,” said Charamba, adding:

“While our country is peaceful, and all our ports of entry are well secured, such alerts on possible terrorist attacks are taken and treated very seriously, as nothing should be left to chance. The Nation is urged to remain calm while investigations are underway, the results of which will be made public by relevant arms of Government once investigations are concluded. His Excellency the President, Dr ED Mnangagwa, who this morning was slotted to address a meeting in the prime resort City of Victoria Falls, has had to suspend his trip to allow for investigations which are already underway.”

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