Shops, schools, banks and other institutions remain closed for sixth a day as people heed the Zimbabwean opposition and trade unions’ call for a stay-away.

Zimbabwe has seen chaotic scenes after President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s announced earlier this week to hike the price of fuel by a massive 150%, amid fuel shortages.

Supermarkets are reportedly unable to receive produce and many have depleted their supplies of bread, milk and meat.

The government has blamed the opposition MDC-Alliance for the violent protests that broke out this week. But, ordinary citizens have voiced concerns over the economic trajectory of the country.

Mostly retail and fresh produce have had a lot of losses. Workers are unable to go to work, hence, every industry has been affected including the transport industry and manufacturing.

The Minister of Trade indicated to government that they need to rethink their decision to shut-down the internet.

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