‘Zimbabwe crackdown a sign of things to come’

20 January 2019, 3:10 PM
A crackdown last week on protests in Zimbabwe is a foretaste of how the government will respond to future unrest, the president’s spokesman said, fuelling concerns that the country is reverting to authoritarian rule.
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