Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader said his party backed down from planned anti-government protests on Friday to avoid bloodshed but signalled that the opposition would continue its challenge to President Emmerson Mnanagwe with changed tactics.
Riot police in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, have beaten protestors after the opposition MDC called off a planned demonstration over the country’s deepening economic crisis.
Police Minister Bheki Cele says it is the police’s responsibility to protect everyone in the country, including foreign nationals who may be in South Africa illegally.
Five of the ten police officers arrested in the wake of raids on the selling of counterfeit goods in Johannesburg last week are expected to appear in court on Tuesday morning.
Thousands of Hong Kong protesters rallied on Sunday, defying a police ban on marches in the Chinese-controlled territory and continuing a restive weekend of demonstrations which saw police fire teargas overnight.