Zimbabwe telecoms 'jammed' after violent protests: report

A police officer removes tyres set by protesters during a "stay-away" demonstration against the doubling of fuel prices on January 14, 2019 in Emakhandeni township, Bulawayo.


HARARE - Zimbabwe's mobile phone networks and internet were partially shut down on Tuesday following protests, with one industry source saying the systems had been jammed and many users complaining of limited access.

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"The telecom systems have been jammed. We don't have the equipment to do it - so you can guess who did it," the employee at a Zimbabwe mobile service provider in Harare told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Violent protests broke out on Monday over fuel price increase.

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Several people have reportedly been killed, but exact numbers have not been confirmed.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced the shock price hikes for petrol and diesel on Saturday.

Additional reporting eNCA.com


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