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Zimbabwe police deny using bullets in anti-Mugabe protests

Zimbabwean police in anti-riot gear stand by a road sign as they patrol the streets as opposition protest for political reforms fails to kick offZimbabwe police on Sunday denied using bullets to disperse protests against President Robert Mugabe at the weekend, as activists called for electoral reforms ahead of general elections in 2018. “For the record no firearm or live bullets were used in the perceived protests throughout the country,” police spokesman Paul Nyathi said in a statement. A coalition of opposition parties under the banner of the National Electoral Reform Agenda (NERA) had planned country-wide demonstrations on Saturday demanding reform ahead of the 2018 election, when 92-year-old Mugabe plans to stand again.

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