On Wednesday, a hearing will happen at the Constitutional Court in Harare, where the court will hear a challenge to Zimbabwe‘s recent election results. Several streets have been closed and protests are likely. Protests could turn violent without warning, so travellers are advised to avoid the area.
- Avoid the Central Business District of Harare,
- Avoid any other demonstrations, large crowds of people and public events.
- Review your travel risk management plan, so you know what to do in an emergency.
- Make sure you have the contact information of your travel insurance company and your local embassy stored in a secure offline location.
- Monitor local media.
- If possible, set aside some supplies of food and bottled water.
- Keep your devices charged.
- Check in with friends and family.
- If something does happen, contact the local embassy as soon as it is safe to do so.
#Zimbabwe: a hearing will be held at the Constitutional Court on August 22. A number of streets will be closed off in anticipation of this hearing. Limit your movements in the Central Business District of #Harare. https://t.co/akgYaIW4nD
— travel.gc.ca (@TravelGoC) August 21, 2018
#Zimbabwe Security Alert: Zimbabwe is experiencing civil unrest, violence, and heightened political tension following general elections. On August 22, the Constitutional Court will begin hearing the election challenge. As a result, certain roads are closed. pic.twitter.com/bt87XNjHPT
— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) August 21, 2018
— The Voice of America (@VOANews) August 21, 2018
Who is in charge in Zimbabwe, a continuing mystery, part two:
The government is apparently entertaining proposals by western diplomats to defuse tensions – who are talking directly to Chiwenga. Which seems to hint where power lies. https://t.co/jnJzoMNHMw
— Joseph Cotterill (@jsphctrl) August 21, 2018
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