Zimbabwe – On Monday, commuters were stranded in the country’s two main cities as angry protesters reacting to the weekend more than doubling of fuel prices, burned tyres and used rocks to barricade roads and blocked buses from carrying passengers.
On Saturday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, announced a more than 100 percent rise in the price of petrol and diesel in a move to improve supplies as the country struggles with its worst fuel shortages in a decade.
Residents in Epworth, a poor suburb east of the capital Harare, on Monday woke up to find boulders blocking roads leading to the city centre.
Nhamo Tembo, a resident told AFP: “It’s tense since early morning.
“Roads are blocked with huge stones and there are angry people preventing commuter buses from carrying passengers. People are just stranded.”