More Than 110 Arrested In Zim During Shut-Down

More than 110 people were arrested in Zimbabwe on Wednesday during a nationwide shut-down that the authorities later said was a “flop”, according to reports by the state Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation.

Seventy-five people were arrested in Bulawayo, 19 in Harare and 17 in Victoria Falls, ZBC said in separate reports.

Earlier lawyers from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights association reported on arrests in other towns including six in Zvishavane, in the Midlands province.

Though schools, businesses and some shops were closed in many towns and cities, ZBC said the stayaway had “dismally failed.”