By Tatenda Dewa | Harare Bureau |
Police on Wednesday clashed with civil activists under the #Tajamuka banner who were demonstrating against current cash shortages.
Heavily armed police confronted the protesters in central Harare as they marched towards the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) building along Samora Machel Avenue, ordering them to disperse.
The protesters stood their ground, resulting in physical clashes with the police as they hurled stones at the law enforcement agents.
The police used tear smoke and later a water cannon to disperse the protesters. The #Tajamuka leaders, among them Promise Mkwananzi, escaped arrest.
The protest movement was part of the citizen protesters who rocked several parts of the country in July as they demonstrated against the current economic crisis, unpopular policies and President Robert Mugabe’s leadership.
Zimbabwe has since April experienced a stinging cash shortage blamed on money externalisation and poor exports, resulting in banks steeply reducing withdrawals. Nehanda Radio