Zimbabwe Security Minister Says Lives Lost in Fuel Protests

Minister of State for National Security Owen Ncube has blamed the opposition MDC Alliance, its allies in non-governmental organisations and civic society sectors for a day of countrywide anti-government protests. In a statement, Ncube said violence had led to a loss of life and destruction of property. He did not specify how many people had died.

Police were deployed across Harare after protesters blocked a number of roads.

Police patrol a street in the low-income suburb of Epworth in Zimbabwe's capital Harare during violent demonstrations.

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