The United States has issued a warning to its citizens over possible civil unrest in Zimbabwe, African News Agency has reported.
It reports that the US has in a notice titled ‘Zimbabwe Travel Advisory, Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution’, that was released on Tuesday warned Americans to be vigilant in Zimbabwe. The advisory read:
Violent crime, such as assault, carjacking, and home invasion, is common. Smashing the windows of cars with the intent to steal, which can harm the driver or passengers, is also common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. Read the safety and security section on the country information page.
In addition to the above, the advisory is said to have advised the Americans to carry with them copies of their identification and travel documents.
The deteriorating economy and living standards have resulted in increased tensions between the government and opposition parties and civil organisation groups. Opposition parties, consumer representatives and workers representatives have threatened to take it to the streets if the political and economic crises go unabated.