Fears are mounting of further violent protests in Zimbabwe on Tuesday following Monday’s deadly clashes between police and demonstrators in Harare and Bulawayo.
Some Zimbabwean nationals are crossing the Beitbridge border into South Africa to buy fuel. The Zimbabwean government announced a 150% fuel increase last week.
Amidst violent protests in his country over hiked fuel prices, Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived in Russia to begin a five-nation tour which will end next week at the World Economic Forum on Davos, Switzerland.
Protesters barricaded roads and burned tyres in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare on Monday, as anger over the worst economic crisis in a decade spilled onto the streets and piled pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Commuters were stranded in Zimbabwe’s two main cities on Monday.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is not the enemy of the United States (US), United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
The Automobile Association (AA) has cautioned against anticipating a further fuel price decrease next month.
There have been mixed reactions from workers as the National Minimum Wage Act takes effect from Tuesday.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has dismissed claims that the African National Congress (ANC) is trying to collapse the SABC so it can take full control of the public broadcaster to advance the party’s election campaign.