Harare - Zimbabwe police fired teargas to disperse a crowd queuing for bread at a shopping centre near central Harare on Wednesday, as businesses remained shut on the final day of a stay-at-home strike over a hike in fuel prices, a Reuters witness said.
Businesses and schools remained closed and mobile networks enforced a government internet shutdown on the final day of a national strike triggered by a steep rise in fuel prices.
Three people, including a police officer, died during Monday's violent demonstrations in the capital Harare and second city Bulawayo, where protesters looted shops and torched cars.
The southern African nation has experienced an acute shortage of dollars that has hampered imports of fuel and drugs and caused a spike in prices.
Zimbabweans accuse President Emmerson Mnangagwa of failing to live up to pre-election pledges to kick-start growth and to have a clean break from the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe, who was forced out in a de facto coup in November 2017.