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".
JOHANNESBURG - Anti-government protests in Zimbabwe are a revolt by the opposition.
That's according to the country's President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
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.
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.