The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), which accuses President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government of repression and economic mismanagement, had called a demonstration for Friday as the start of a nationwide protest movement.
Friday's street demonstration was to have been the first in a nationwide series of protests organised by the MDC, which accuses Emmerson Mnangagwa's government of state-sponsored violence, corruption and economic mismanagement.
Authorities are jittery following violence that rocked the country in January, when protests against a sharp fuel price rise resulted in looting of shops and running battles between police and protesters.
More than half of the 4.5 million residents of Harare’s greater metropolitan area now have running water only once a week, according to the city’s mayor, forcing them to wait in lines at communal wells, streams and boreholes.
Zimbabwe has struggled since longtime ruler Robert Mugabe's reign came to an end in 2017. Analysts describe President Emmerson Mnangagwa's first year in office as a period of indecisive and experimental policies.
Zimbabwe Solomon Mire has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect. The all-rounder made the announcement on social media took where he admitted that the decision was untimely.
As ICC chairman Shashank Manohar said at the conclusion of the Full Council in London on Thursday that the game’s governing body doesn’t take the decision to suspend a Member “lightly”, but sport must be kept free from “political interference”.
At the vehicle registry in central Harare, officials told motorists that they were not sure when number plates would be available because the department is still waiting for foreign currency from the central bank to pay a German supplier.