‘Zim now resembles war zone’

Source: ‘Zim now resembles war zone’ – DailyNews Live

Farayi Machamire      6 July 2017

HARARE – Zimbabwe now resembles a war zone, with citizens’ movement
curtailed by harassment at border posts and arbitrary stops at numerous
roadblocks, a Cabinet minister said yesterday.

“There are things that really frighten citizens, these things called
spikes,” Tourism minister Walter Mzembi said during the launch of the
Economic Development in Africa Report 2017 yesterday.

“You know what is right for the market and the world has international
benchmarks on how policing should be done….We are not a war zone we are
not a conflict zone we just want to be policed with international best

“There is absolutely no reason for a country with 14 million people to
create queues, what about China . . . the winding queues at Beitbridge?”