ZIMBABWE security forces on Wednesday morning enforced a lockdown in President Mnangagwa’s hometown, Kwekwe, turning back home all non-critical residents who were heading into the city.

Residents have been ordered to go back home this morning at virtually all checkpoints. Only health personnel and security forces are allowed to pass through.

“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.”

Videos and pictures shared in various social media platforms for the Kwekwe communities showed residents confused at the suddenly heightened security situation in the town where business has normally been idling along.

zim voice, zwnews