By Patience Rashai
Despite the much hyped call for violent protests by the opposition and other regime change minions, it has been business as usual in most parts of Harare save for the Central Business District (CBD), as most Zimbabweans snubbed the call for violent demonstrations.
As part of the lockdown measures to minimise the exponential spread of the novel Corona Virus, amid a spike in cases, Government tightened movement regulations in and out of the CBD, early last week.
As such, there have been limited activities in the CBD as most people heed the message to stay home and only venture out when absolutely necessary because of COVID-19.
In Harare, it was business as usual as activity was rife at Mabelreign, Belgravia, Mt Pleasant, Borrowdale, Msasa, Hatfield, and Westgate Shopping centres.
In a tweet, Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said that the security situation in the country remained calm and peaceful.
“The ZRP wishes to advise the public that the security situation in the country is calm and peaceful. The public should continue with normal day to day activities with full knowledge that their safety and security is guaranteed.
As for Manicaland, Ministry of Information and Publicity Permanent Secretary Nick Mangwana said it was business as usual with a few people in town.
“It is business as usual, with people going about their business today. OK and other retail shops, as well as pharmacies are open. Few people are in town as they heed the message to stay at home and only venture out when absolutely necessary because of COVID-19.”