State fears demos

BULAWAYO - Heavily armed police on Monday mounted several roadblocks in Zimbabwe's major cities amid growing fears of protests by civic groups over worsening economic hardships in the country.
Sources within the police said there were fears by state security agents that civic groups and the oppos

ition were planning to stage demonstrations in major cities this week.
But the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party professed ignorance over any such plans when contacted for comment yesterday.
Police spokesperson Wayne Bvudzijena, refused to comment directly on the increased police presence only saying: “Police are there to maintain law and order and whenever we feel there is likely to be a breach, we certainly act to preserve law and order.” – ZimOnline

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