The planned shut down of Zimbabwe did not happen today as it was largely business as usual in Harare and Bulawayo. There were reports of pockets of protests in Mufakose and Bulawayo but these were quickly crushed.
In Bulawayo youths who tried to protest against unemployment were beaten and rounded. Some journalists were also arrested. Zanu PF is saying the failure of the mass stay away is a ringing endorsement of President Mugabe's leadership. Many protestors are now convinced that stay aways will not unseat the Mugabe government.
|some of the young people|