Soldiers have reportedly blocked Kwekwe town this morning with major roadblock enforcing a lockdown on the Midlands Province city, turning back home all non-critical residents who were heading into the city.
“This is contrary to what the President said in his address last week,” said Martha, who manages a popular fast foods eatery in the city.
“We were designated a critical service provider only a few days ago at the highest level of Government, but this inconsistency now leaves us counting our losses.”
Long queues of cars were seen at the roadblocks.
Another victim of the total lockdown in the Midlands city said that all exemption letters were disregarded save for those from the military, police, and healthcare sectors.
There are also reports that the same is happening in Gweru
Kwekwe is closed, soldiers at every entry points, they are only allowing peace officers & medical personnel. Friends in Gweru are also saying the same. Takatadzeiko nhai? @zimlive @PedzisaiRuhanya @daddyhope @efie41209591 @AdamTheofilatos @ZimMorning_Post
— Lenon Rwizi 🇿🇼 (@lenon_rwizi) June 17, 2020