Threats of more demonstrations in Zimbabwe as 'military continues to be brutal'

The clampdown continues in Zimbabwe with the government promising another shut down of social media platforms and the internet from Sunday.

Senior journalist at Alpha Media Holdings, Paidomoyo Muzulu says the court ruled that the shutting down of the internet was illegal because it was not a directive from the president.

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The person who issued the directive is not allowed by law to issue such directive.

Paidomoyo Muzulu, Senior Journalist at Alpha Media Holdings

Muzulu says there is still tension in some parts of the country and the military is continuing to assault innocent people.

The military has been very brutal ... I have spoken to a few people and the situation has been very bad.

Paidomoyo Muzulu, senior journalist Alpha Media Holdings

According to civil society groups which are helping out, about a dozen people have died and over 80 people have sustained gunshot wounds.

Paidomoyo Muzulu, senior journalist Alpha Media Holdings

Muzulu says the government has issued buses to transport those going to work into the inner city accompanied by the military.

There are threats of another round of demonstrations by the people, he says.

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