Harare CBD still has no people: Pics. With all the drama that took place yesterday of the much-hyped 31st July demonstrations, it is of no puzzlement that the Harare CBD is still empty with people as people are still in fear of what might happen to them.
Businesses were shut and streets deserted around Zimbabwe on Friday as security forces increased patrols to stop anti-government protests called by activists over corruption and economic hardship. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is under pressure to revive a stricken economy, has said the protests constitute an “insurrection” by the opposition.
Police arrested opposition MDC Alliance spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere and novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga after they participated in small, localised protests in their neighbourhoods.
Lawyer Obey Shava was also detained with three MDC Alliance activists as he left a court in Harare, the Law Society of Zimbabwe said. Joana Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Nestai Marova were on their way to report at the Harare Central Police Station as part of their bail conditions after they were arrested in May, accused of staging their own abduction.
Soldiers were patrolling singing intimidating songs and dared people to protest. Although Zimbabweans worldwide tried to support their fellow men in their respective countries that are in at the moment it seems to have not worked at all. Many are calling the demos a flop and it looks like another win for Mnangagwa and his administration again. Check the pictures of Harare CBD which were taken minutes ago…
Source – MbareTimes
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