Zimbabwean protesters burn tyres, block roads over fuel price hike

?Protesters barricaded roads and burned tyres within a suburb of?Zimbabwe‘s capital Harare on Monday, 48 hrs after President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a huge fuel price hike so that you can stem a deepening financial meltdown.

Cash shortages have plunged?Zimbabwe‘s economy into disarray, threatening widespread social unrest and undermining Mnangagwa’s efforts to regain foreign investors sidelined under his predecessor Robert Mugabe.

Mnangagwa’s announcement of an 15% improvement in fuel prices was greeted with shock in?Zimbabwe?where unemployment is now over 80%. The us govenment sets fuel prices via the?Zimbabwe?Energy Regulatory Agency.

Residents of Epworth, 36 km south of your capital, protested following your main labour federation considered necessary a three-day strike starting on Monday in answer towards the price increase.

“The leading roads to town were barricaded with rocks and there isn’t any or trains carrying people,” Phibeon Machona, a 27-year-old Epworth resident told Reuters on the phone.

Police fired teargas to disperse youths protesting away from high court in?Zimbabwe‘s second capital of scotland – Bulawayo, in accordance with pictures from your Centre For Innovation & Technology, the local news service.

Riot police in trucks patrolled downtown Harare and some shops remained closed.

Early on Monday Mnangagwa head out at a five-nation tour which starts in Russia and ends along at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.?

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