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Zimbabwe Court orders to resume internet

Zimbabwe  High Court ruled that the government exceeded its mandate in ordering an internet blackout during civilian protests last week, while the  authorities blamed for the unrest the opposition politicians.

In his interim ruling, High Court Judge Owen Tagu ordered mobile operators to resume full services “immediately and unconditionally“. The biggest, Econet Wireless, compiled with the order late on January 21, it said in a message to its clients.

There was no immediate response from the government legal services on whether they would appeal the court judgment.

Police admitted three people died during the unrest, but lawyers and human rights groups reveal the evidence suggesting at least a dozen victims, while scores were treated for gunshot wounds in hospitals, and hundreds have been held on public order charges.

A several  leaders of Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) are in hiding, and accused President Mnangagwa , nicknamed Crocodile, of seeking to “dismantle” the party, the spokesman for the MDC said.

 

 

 

Mnangagwa calls for peace ahead of inauguration

Zimbabwe’s president elect Emmerson Mnangagwa will be inaugurated on Sunday, August 26. Crowds of supporters are expected to gather at Zimbabwe National Sports Stadium for the ceremony.

Mnangagwa has called for peace after a top court upheld his victory in last month’s election.Writing on Twitter, Mnangagwa said his door was open and his arms extended to Chamisa.

In a statement the MDC said it respected the court’s ruling with a heavy heart but wouldn’t say exactly what the party plans to do next. Press-conference of Chamisa has been declared today.