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.
Security Minister Claims Protest Deaths - Blames MDC Terrorists
New Zimbabwe, 15 January 2019
State security minister Owen Ncube has claimed that Monday's violent protests claimed lives as he blamed the opposition MDC party for what he described as "terrorism and total… Read more »
Streets Empty Following Deadly Protests
VOA, 15 January 2019
Life has come to a standstill in the Zimbabwean capital after violent protests over the government’s announcement of a massive hike in fuel prices turned deadly. Read more »
Police were deployed across Harare after protesters blocked a number of roads.
Social Media Blocked as Protests Continue
Harare and Bulawayo were largely deserted Tuesday as the country-wide protest called by labour unions and anti-government activist entered its second day after a violent start… Read more »
Opposition MDC to Blame for Mayhem, Says Govt
The Herald, 14 January 2019
MDC Alliance and its allies in non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civic society sectors are behind the violence that broke out is some parts of the country yesterday,… Read more »
Opposition MDC's Harvest House Headquarters Firebombed
THE opposition MDC party's head office in Harare was firebombed Monday night as unrest continued in the capital following a day of countrywide anti-government protests. Read more »
Bulawayo Rivals Harare As Centre of Anti-Govt Rage
New Zimbabwe, 14 January 2019
POLICE engaged in running battles with protesters in Bulawayo Monday as the country's second largest city was effectively shut down by angry locals protesting against the… Read more »
President Defends New Fuel Price
The Herald, 15 January 2019
The recent decision to increase the prices of petrol and diesel was necessary and the conditions demanding that pronouncement presently remain unchanged, the President Mnangagwa… Read more »
Shutdown Forces Minister to Cancel Meeting With Unions Over Wages
PUBLIC service minister Sekai Nzenza was Monday forced to cancel a meeting with union leaders and employers after violent protests rocked Harare and Bulawayo. Read more »
Mphoko's Choppies Supermarkets Targeted By Looters
TWO Choppies supermarkets in Harare and Bulawayo were looted Monday during demonstrations called to protest the country's deteriorating economic situation. Read more »
Police patrol a street in the low-income suburb of Epworth in Zimbabwe's capital Harare during violent demonstrations.
Violence Leaves Trail of Destruction
Violence instigated by MDC-Alliance and its associates in the non-governmental sector left a trail of destruction in Harare, Bulawayo and other cities yesterday. They also used… Read more »
Fuel Price Hike Sparks Protests Amid Economic Crisis
Deutsche Welle, 14 January 2019
Zimbabweans continue to express their anger at new government austerity measures which aim to boost the country's struggling economy. But a solution may be a long way off. Read more »
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived in Russia to kick start his five-nation European tour as protests against his government rock Harare and Bulawayo. New Zimbabwe reports ... Read more »
Police were deployed across Harare after protesters blocked a number of roads following the government's decision to more than double the price of fuel. Read more »
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