People are being turned away from entering Harare CBD town at road blocks in an unusual manner, citizens are reporting. Today is Zimbabwe’s National Day of Prayer and Fasting.
On a normal day, only a few people are denied entry in town but today dozens of people are being returned home. Suspicion is rife that the security forces manning road blocks are forcing people to stay home and observe the national day of prayer and fasting declared by President ED Mnangagwa.
Team Pachedu, a social media influencer posted, “The police are not allowing people into Harare CBD and they are lying that today is a public holiday. ”
Pedzisai Ruhanya, prominent journalist posted, ”
Here are some of the posts from citizens as they are turned away from entering Harare CBD
“black rhinos yakaipa….Bulawayo road haisi kufambika. Traffic from NRichards kusvika kuHeroes.Apa masoja akuti hatigone kuverenga tsamba dzokerai kumba hanti munoti hatina kudzidza”
“Why are we being blocked from entering CBD.. Harare a no go area today.. WHY WHY WHY?? COMMAND FASTING? REGAI TINODYIRA MUDZIMBA..”
“Please return home, people are not allowed in CBD today”
“Breaking News: Soldiers on the streets of Harare intimidating people telling them to go back home to “pray & fast”. ED Mnangagwa are we now also in the business of COMMAND PRAYERS? New low for our country!”
“Quite difficult to get into town today being turned away so that we can go and pray”
“This whole thing is legit Hanzi people’s should pray… been int the traffic jam from 8:45 until now it’s 10:30 I haven’t even reached the heroes acre roadblock”