Zimbabwean soldiers on Monday deployed to some areas of the capital where police were clashing with protesters over fuel hikes. Several people, including a bystander, were injured by gunfire.
The deployment of the military came one month after an official report said police and soldiers used “unjustified and disproportionate” force to kill 6 people during election protests in 2018. The report also said opposition leaders had incited violence ahead of the deployment of soldiers in Harare last year.
The military also left their barracks for city streets in November 2017 in a takeover that led to the ouster of leader Robert Mugabe after decades in power.
The military’s deployment Monday was criticized by the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, a group of several non-governmental organizations.
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