SHUT DOWN: Some of the shops remain closed

Most businesses and shops remained closed in Bulawayo today (Thursday), while a few major supermarkets which were open were under heavy police guard.

People were actually made to queue outside the shops as they were not allowed to get inside in numbers, in apparent fear of looting and stampede for food as experienced in most shops in the high density areas.

The situation was reportedly the same in Harare and other towns and cities as shop owners seem to have taken a ‘wait and see’ attitude.

Zimbabweans took to the streets on Monday to protest over high fuel prices which were more than doubled up on Saturday.

The protests and mass stay-away which was called upon by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions was scheduled to end on Wednesday but seems to be continuing.

Most roads leading to high density areas from the city centre were still barricaded while public transporters were still off the road as of today (Thursday) afternoon.

Schools also remained closed. 

Meanwhile more than 600 people are said to have been arrested throughout the country in connection with the violence and looting of shops which was experienced in high density suburbs.


UNDER CONTROL: Queues were under control to maintain order

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cheerful

The international community need to do something ASAP in this country The regional block and AU seem to have failed the people There do not seem to be interested in making a statement ??

cheerful

One cannot go on blaming “Sanctions” the problem is “CORRUPTION ” MISMANAGEMENT that has been going on for many years and it is not being curtained in a proper manner and it could affect those at the very top

cheerful

“Civil society petitions AU over Zimbabwe crisis African Union chairman, and Rwanda President Paul Kagame from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – CIVIL society organisations in Zimbabwe have petitioned the African Union (AU) to intervene and resolve the crisis in the country after a strike over fuel increases left at least eight people dead. The organisations-under the banner of Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC)- believe the situation in Zimbabwe deserves similar attention as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over which the AU is meeting. The meeting was set for Thursday (today). Richard Mahiya, CiZC chairperson, alerted… Read more »

cheerful

It is not LOGICAL for the Reserve Bank to be taking all the Foreigh Currency from accounts of Businesses and replacing them with Bond Notes that no one is prepared to accept. How will the businesses function??

cheerful

What they are doing is THEFT

cheerful

If there were a company external auditors tasked to find the whereabouts of Monies in this country it would send SHOCK waves of who has taken what and from where? and even if the Mugabe man was investigated it would send SHOCK waves

cheerful

” UN denounces Zimbabwe’s ‘excessive use of force’
On Jan 18, 2019 58,903 21
The U.N. human rights office is denouncing reported “excessive use of force” by Zimbabwe’s security forces against protesters opposed to dramatic fuel price increases and austerity measures.

Spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told reporters Friday in Geneva: “It’s very difficult to manage a situation like this, but the bottom line is that the use of live ammunition by security forces was used, excessive violence was used.”

cheerful

Astonishing that the regional bloc has not commented while the world has condemned what is going on
Do they not care about the ordinary people in the bloc-absolutely astonishing?
Just like the crisis in the DRC it seems not it is going to get out of hand because when irregularities were discovered they should have met with all parties IN TIME to say this AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT and not TAKE THEIR TIME TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUE

cheerful

“Mnangagwa also announced that foreigners will have to pay in foreign exchange for their fuel.”