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Zimbabwe's Security Forces Placed On High Alert Amid Calls For Protests

Zimbabwe's Security Forces Placed On High Alert Amid Calls For Protests

Zimbabwe’s security services have been put on high alert to clamp down on any protests amid indications of possible civil unrest.

NewZimbabwe.com reported official and security sources as saying security services have been preparing for an eventual outbreak of civil disobedience for the past two months.

Zimbabweans had to cope with a rise in the cost of living, runaway inflation, skyrocketing fuel prices and erosion of the value of the Zimbabwean dollar over the past two months and service chiefs consider the prevailing economic challenges a fertile ground for mass protests. Said a NewZimbabwe.com source:

The entire security sector is on high alert. They know that there is a realistic likelihood of an uprising and every effort is being made to thwart it.

The president himself has consistently been given security situation reports indicating the ground is fertile for upheaval and that is why he is frequently talking about economic saboteurs. It is a delicate situation.

This also comes as civil society organisations, university students, teachers and nurses have called for a national shutdown on Monday, 9 May to protest against the rising cost of living.

But the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Ndavaningi Mangwana, warned that the State will deal with protestors. He tweeted:

Do you want to be unproductive? That is your baby. Do you want to try to stop someone from going where they want to go or doing what they want to do or fending for their family? The law will do its power to stop you!

Meanwhile, South African opposition leader Mmusi Maimane warned the Zimbabwean Government to desist from violating people’s rights. He said:

The world will be watching when Zimbabwe happens. There is no room for suppression of the rights of the people including the right to protest.

There should be no obstruction of the people, ED Mnangagwa there should be no arrests and intimidation of activists.

South Africa has paid a heavy price for the oppression in Zimbabwe. We will not ignore brutality and oppression.

We cannot support dictatorship anymore. It is costing us dearly, costing the whole of SADC.

More: NewZimbabwe.com

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45 Comments

Jacob Makubu 1 month ago

Hanzi na baba “itai mari……” ma demo haabhadhari


#B1 1 month ago

But guyz do you think that Zimbabwe has independence according to what is happening in country as from 2017 up to nou


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

I now know why President ED Mnangagwa announced those economic measures at night using candle light at State House. Parastatal ZUPCO announced that government had doubled hire fee for private combis from 10 000 RTGS to 20 000 RTGS per day. This was to pacify workers before 9 May 2022, the day of stay away from work. However Mr President, you are missing the crust of the matter. All these do not immediately put food on the table. Salary increments immediately put food on the table. Give workers salary increment.

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].


guo 1 month ago

haaa, Mwari tibatsirei vakuru ava vanoda kuti tife either nenzara or tikati titaurewo tour aiwa futi haa, Mwari tibatsireiwo


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Temba 1 month ago

#SHUTDOWN ZIMBABWE on May 9


luckrose 1 month ago

the fear of being dismissed from work will lead to many zimbos jus going to work ...regardless of the hardship they are facing


luckrose 1 month ago

I ain't discouraging anyone but ma zimbo are fun ..

Timmy 1 month ago

Usadiscourage vanhu😂

🚩 1 month ago

𝗡𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗴𝘂𝘆𝘀....𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿 Sᴛᴀʏ ᴀᴡᴀʏ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴡᴏʀᴋᴘʟᴀᴄᴇ. 𝗞𝗹𝗮𝗮𝗿!


Tom 1 month ago

time for action


Commander 1 month ago

As armed forces we are ready for the planned 9 May protests. Our weapons are ready as we speak. We will gun down all hooligans who will be protesting.


evan mawarire 1 month ago

🇿🇼 This flag


STALIN 1 month ago

CHAMISA CHETE CHETE


ABSA 1 month ago

High alert on protestors,low alert on armed robbers &machete gangs shame on you.


Chapwititi Kestombela 1 month ago

Haunyepi baa musharukwa, kosiya zviro zvinode high alert yake iyo kwakuisire anhu ashina chiro. Kanopenga chaizvo kachigure prezo aka

Border Gaze 1 month ago

Ngaachiroorwa Mwana Uyu (Mahere)


Fadzai Mahere 1 month ago

I will marry when I want,"Ngugi Wa'Thiongo"

Chawabvunza 1 month ago

I am not going to tire in telling me listening President that he will never rule this country efficiently if he fails to respect the rule of law, human rights and reign in corruption in government.. Already his cronies are threatening citizens who want to exercise their constitutional rights by peacefully protesting on 9 May 2022. Come on the listening President, award salary increments to your workers. They are now wallowing in severe poverty.

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].


Porisi 1 month ago

We are ready for Monday


polrisi lite 1 month ago

neka 24000 rtgs salary ikaka kasingatenge kana box reZimgold mafuta
God have messy on your plea

Stay at home citezens# shutdownzimbabwe 1 month ago

Even us we are ready for Monday

Machiavelli 1 month ago

Armed forces can be on high alert, low alert or even medium alert, but the issue is there is no supermarket for army, police or CIO where things are cheap.

Tese tori muQueue yeZUPCO and we all pay $2 mushikashika to go home. One day pfuti idzodzo dzichakupandukirai.

#ShutdownZimbabwe on 9 May.


mpambis 1 month ago

sa ngaisiyane nesu vari kupisa Hama dzedu ikoko ngawagadzirise ipapo first vozotaura zvekun


Ndikoko 1 month ago

Vari right kuvapisa ikoko ko ivo ngavauye tivhote tese tichinje nyika not kungoti mara neh pamaWhatsapp,SA irikutobhowekana nemaZim awandisa ikoko,apa vamwe imbavha,masoja nemapurisa akatizawo sick money yekupera kwegore,ah,mwedzi mhani,kkkkkk

boy 1 month ago

zvakuda kunakidza manje


Chapwititi Kestombela 1 month ago

Shutting down by not reporting for work is a smart thing even though i foresee the internet being throttled down as usual. Gure wamkuru and his gaffers have failed this nation totally.


Chapwititi Kestombela 1 month ago

Hamunyepi baa musharukwa, saka regai ndigoche mikonzvi yangu mina ndiuye kumba ndigare seamweni

till when 1 month ago

tiwe use VIP babaa,interbet shutdown aaaaa musharukwa amusikuziyaba zviro zvacho kuyi zvine chironzo chakati kwesere ere

Steven Chidhumo 1 month ago

The message is very clear, we are staying at home. No one is going to protest in the streets, so the question is the security forces will be alert for what? I foresee ZanuPF thugs hijacking the whole thing to make it seem violent and unleash their d.o.g.s to citizens. Monday mhunu wese kumba, stay at home. # shutdownzimbabwe


Asalif 1 month ago

political science say a coup d'etat government is also removed from power by a coup d'etat if you look at those governments here in Africa they don't last and no progress in their economic growth so history repeats itself until we hold a free and fair election seya 1980 DIRA HAKO RIZARE 🥃🍾


Ndini Ndadaroo 1 month ago

Just help me marry Fadzi. Zim will be great again. I will make sure CCC wins elections next year.


Ndini Ndadaroo 1 month ago

Yes l do. Ndipei Fadzi nhai imi. I pull down all my toxic anti CCC accounts on Facebook, WhatsApp & Twitter.

tete 1 month ago

Do you have the B.a.l.l.s?

hhhh 1 month ago

pasi naMnangagwa


citizen 1 month ago

my question is;hw much are you going to be paid after the strike


Paul Piki 1 month ago

Saka vana ndovapei zuva iri kana ndisina kunotengesa pa road. Has zvakaoma.

MuPfungwe Chaiye 1 month ago

@ Citizen the price is the bright future. For us to live a normal life

Sango 1 month ago

Paid what..... Rtgs

By who..

Marii..,??

Kakistocracy🤣Muchakaka 1 month ago

I have always warned the Gure President and his cult to stop playing gods in this "kandry". Zimbabwe is for everyone and human life is sacrosanct. Be empathetic. Be sympathetic. Be kind. Be just and fare to fellow human beings. Zimbabwe is not ZANUPF's private corporation.

People are suffering. Vanhu VAKAKA and the clock is ticking. Lucifer claimed to be a god and we know his end. This government will soon face the same fate. Hunger drives a man into anger. If this government continues like this civil unrest and upheavals like we have not witnessed are inevitable.

Vanhu vakanyatsa KUKAKA chaizvo it will not need special organising committees to spark unstoppable protests. It will be on a normal day when people will just say "enough is enough why sit we here till we die". Of course lives will be lost but it is the price of freedom. I am not calling for it but hurumende iyi ikaramba yakasindimara moyo so, change may come outside of the ballot box.

Pasi nevaka pandukira Chimurenga. Pasi nevasineyi negwara reGutsaruzhinji. Pasi nevanozvifunga ivo, vakadzi vavo, vana vavo neshamwari dzavo vega. Pasi nevanorwisa nekudzvanyirira macitizens.
Pamberi ne"golden future". Pamberi neCCC. Change is inevitable.


youth 1 month ago

varikuda magrocery ambuya nyangwe ndisina Mari nyangwe ndisina


Frazer chachoka 1 month ago

Zvakaoma ndikuti next year muzive pekuvhotera

Power is not given 1 month ago

shutdown yenyu ye 1 day haishande that's the truth. this junta government showed u Wani in 2017 kuti power is not given but it's taken.


Sango 1 month ago

Go take it. It's about living a normal life

ZPF 1 month ago

Do not protest. The answer lies in tsepete tsepete 2023. Haubudi kana dikita.


mubocha 1 month ago

kunga anopuwe mari kwayo kufire mahara chaiko



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