Zimbabwe government vows crackdown after protests

The Zimbabwe government on Wednesday pledged to enforce a security crackdown to prevent further unrest after the army opened fire to disperse opposition protests, leaving at least three people dead.

"We will not tolerate any of the actions that were witnessed today," Home Affairs Minister Obert Mpofu told a late-night press conference.

"The opposition... have perhaps interpreted our understanding to be weak, and I think they are testing our resolve and I think they are making a big mistake."

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