According to a report bythe Associated Press, across an economically devastated Zimbabwe, security forces have been rounding up activists, detaining religious leaders and 'abducting' others amid a crackdown in response to widespread popular unrest. Business Insider reports that Mnangagwa imposed a near 140% hike in gas prices and the urban centers from Harare to Bulawayo erupted in protest. AP reports that since the gas hike, there have been over 600 arrests, which were confirmed by State security minister Owen Ncube confirmed the arrests on state media and praised security forces for "standing firm."

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