Chitungwiza Blast: Expert Says It Was a Bomb

An expert has rubbished claims that the explosion that killed five in Chitungwiza was a bomb.

According to Retired Brigadier Felix Muchemwa, quoted by the state broadcaster ZBC,  evidence points towards an incendiary bomb and not the prevailing view that it was black magic.

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers’ Association has begun an investigation into the blast .

While the traditional healer, Speakmore Mandere was not a member of the organisation, ZINATHA currently believes that the current position is that it was an exorcism gone wrong.

Police investigations are still in their infancy.

The retired brigadier’s view will calm many people only if backed by concrete evidence in a country where belief in the supernatural  supercedes any other.