Riots break out in Harare


HARARE’s eastern suburbs have been rocked by violent protests that have left hundreds of city-bound commuters stranded as commuter omnibus drivers fought running battles with police over the increasing number of roadblocks, NewsDay has learnt.




Although details are still sketchy, reports indicate business in the agricultural town of Marondera, 70 kilometers east of Harare has also been brought to a halt.

Most affected places are Ruwa, Mabvuku/Tafara, Hatfield and Epworth in the south-east of the capital.

Zimbabwe is tottering on the brink of implosion with protests exploding on a regular basis. Property worth thousands of dollars went up in smoke last week after riots broke out in Beit-Bridge over government’s decision to ban foreign imports of mainly foodstuffs. At least 71 people were arrested 17 of who appeared in court on Sunday in the border town.

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