Anti-govt protests are revolt by opposition - Mnangagwa

File: President Emmerson Mnangagwa, during a Heroes Day speech in Harare, said the allegations were "unjustified attacks by our perennial detractors, both inside and outside our border".

File: President Emmerson Mnangagwa, during a Heroes Day speech in Harare, said the allegations were "unjustified attacks by our perennial detractors, both inside and outside our border".

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JOHANNESBURG - Anti-government protests in Zimbabwe are a revolt by the opposition.

That's according to the country's President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

READ: Zim businesses closed, streets deserted on day of protests

There have been widespread demonstrations against corruption as citizens are furious over soaring inflation that's eroded salaries and pensions.

The government deployed the army and riot police ahead of protests.

READ: Zimbabwe clears streets, bans anti-government protests

Critics say Mnangagwa is resorting to 'dictator' tactics similar to that of former leader Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe's president has however blamed the economic crisis on sabotage by businesses and an opposition funded by the West.

Activists are calling for demonstrations against corruption in the face of growing economic hardships. Our Zimbabwe correspondent joins us with the latest developments. Courtesy #DStv403

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