On the unlikely chance that you didn’t know, Zimbabwe’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has declared today 15 June 2020 to be a day of national fasting. According to government spokesperson Nick Mangwana that does not make today a public holiday, it is still a working day and employees are required to report for work. Reports on social media however indicate that ZRP and other security forces are preventing people from entering Harare’s CBD.

What Nick Mangwana said

The earliest signs of trouble where when one of Zimbabwe’s leading startups reported that one of their suppliers was being denied entry into town.

Zimbabwe Lawyers For Human Rights statement on the issue

We @ZLHRLawyers are receiving news that some passengers are stranded as members of ZRP turning public transport operators back to CBD saying its a mini-holiday. Is that true @PoliceZimbabwe? Reports that public transport being turned away at Mabvuku turn off along Mutare Rd.

We are receiving more reports from Simon Mazorodze, Sam Nujoma Streets. Some are saying @PoliceZimbabwe & army telling people to go back to their homes & pray?