Fastjet flights between South Africa and Zimbabwe and in-country are operating as per their normal schedule. Picture: Fastjet.

It is business as usual in some parts of Zimbabwe while President Robert Mugabe is under house arrest, the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) is in control of the country’s state broadcaster and armoured vehicles are on the streets of the capital Harare. 

Companies such as Fastjet airlines are carrying on with business while ZDF soldiers are arresting what they describe as “criminal elements” and all leave for military personnel has been cancelled.

Fastjet spokesperson, Hein Kaiser, said their flights between South Africa and Zimbabwe and in-country are operating as per their normal schedule.

Fastjet airlines are carrying on with business in Zimbabwe

Kaiser, however, said the airline highly recommend guests to allow extra time ahead of their flight for check-in and screening procedures, as those may take more time than usual. 

The airline operates 4 daily round trip flights between Harare and Johannesburg as well as 3 weekly flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls and 9 weekly flights between Harare and Victoria Falls.

“Fastjet is continually monitoring the situation in Zimbabwe and will update its Guests and the travel industry should circumstances change,” said Kaiser.

The Saturday Star