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Harare Tension: Mysterious violence in CBD

Speculations that the Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa led government may imminently implode with deepening rumours the army is preparing to read the embattled President the riot act soon has left the country’s capital city at an uneasy position.

A group of more than 100 people has been descending on innocent civilians in the capital’s CBD wielding schamboks, sticks and stones. One of our reporters earlier today around 1pm was caught off guard and escaped with lash-marks on her upper back narrated the unexpected yet horrific incident.

“I was walking up Nelson Mandela, just crossed Angwa Street when from nowhere I was met with a shambok across my back. All i could do in shock was run…. “

Its now over five days people have been talking of un-uniformed people descending on innocent people around First Street. Neither the police nor the army has claimed responsibility over this blatant human rights violation although the police was evasive and defensive when approached for comment.

“Its important that people do not abuse the freedom of movement and disrupt business in the city. We are not aware of any skirmishes and if anyone is affected, they are free to come to Harare Central Police Station and file a formal complaint”, said one Constable Tembo before hanging the phone on us.

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