Zimbabwe police announce new ban on Harare protests

A street vendor flees with his goods as Zimbabwe opposition supporters clash with police in Harare on August 26, 2016Zimbabwean police have announced a fresh ban on protests in the capital Harare, state media said Tuesday, in another attempt to end demonstrations against veteran ruler President Robert Mugabe. The order came hours after a coalition of opposition parties said they would stage mass rallies across the country on Saturday to push for reform before elections due in 2018. “These are the last kicks of a dying regime and we expected no better from them,” Douglas Mwozora, spokesman for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) opposition party, told AFP.

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