Protests 'don't pay', warns Zimbabwe's embattled Mugabe

The 92-year-old leader's comments come after a series of street protests erupted in past weeks, sparked by Zimbabwe's faltering economyZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Monday warned that protests against his rule “don’t pay”, after a string of public strikes across the country were quelled by police. “Things like protests don’t pay because usually they end up being violent protests,” Mugabe said while addressing hundreds gathered to commemorate Heroes Day in the capital Harare. Several war veterans’ leaders, long seen as loyal allies of Mugabe, have also been arrested after issuing a strongly-worded statement last month calling on the president to step down.

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