Zim govt says social media abusers face arrest over fuel protest

State media has reported that the Zimbabwe government has castigated  people abusing social media by posting inflammatory statements agitating Zimbabweans to engage in violence and unsanctioned demonstrations following protests against fuel price hikes on Monday.

According to The Herald, government said those engaging in such acts will face the full wrath of the law when arrested.

This comes after reports that some rowdy youths were this morning burning tyres and blocking roads in areas such as C-Junction in Chitungwiza, in Rugare, Damafalls, Epworth, Mabvuku, Kuwadzana, Kuwadzana Extension, Chiremba Road and along Harare-Bulawayo Road, among others.

“We want people to follow the law. Nobody has the right to block people from using the Zimbabwean space. The Zimbabwe Republic Police will act on such people.

“We understand why they are doing this, they are saboteurs. All we are saying is that don’t interfere with the freedom and rights of others,” Home Affairs Minister Cain Mathema was quoted saying.

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