Reports coming suggest that all vehicles (buses, private cars…) intending to get into Harare Central Business District are being turned away.
A number of people who were en route to town reported that there are roadblocks at various entry points where the state’s security officers were turning away all the vehicles.
Some had to say:
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Guys ma1 hapana mota or bus rikupinda mutown …. Chitungwiza Delpot apo ……..No reason tangonzi tineurombo vabereki bus ngaridzokere noo munhu mutown. (Hey, it’s messy, no car or bus is allowed into town. They did not explain, they just said we’re sorry buses must make a u-turn. No one is allowed into town today.)
Nhaim mabus anobva kumamwe maside mabvumidzwawo here kupinda mutown seke road arudzoswa hanzi mutown amusudiwa munhu nhas. (Are buses from other locations allowed to get into town? There is a roadblock in Seke road and buses are turned back. Officers are saying no one is allowed into town today.)
The security forces are apparently not doing the usual Coronavirus checks (masks, etc…), suggesting that this may not have anything to do with the virus.
Meanwhile, “some people deemed to offer essential services” were however able to get through these roadblocks into the city.
Reports from other cities are yet to come in.
Pindula News will send out an update as it gets more information.