PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has pledged to remove the 6pm to 6am traffic blockade that had become a permanent feature along the main road that passes through State House in Harare since Independence in 1980.
BY STAFF REPORTER
Addressing journalists in Victoria Falls yesterday, Mnangagwa, however, said soldiers guarding State House and its environs would remain on site for security reasons.
“The arrangement to put soldiers to block that road started in the 80s. There were some people who due to their proximity to the road fired some rockets into one of the residences so that informed the decision to beef up security there. Soldiers will remain there and cars will start passing through that road any time of the day, so there is no longer any need to put those spikes considering there would be soldiers at State House. So, the 6pm to 6am blockade will be removed.”
The curfew was introduced during the era of former President Robert Mugabe, who stepped down last November following a military intervention.