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Zimbabwe riot police deployed in Harare during clashes with public transport drivers. (AFP)
Zimbabwe riot police deployed in Harare during clashes with public transport drivers. (AFP)

Harare – President Robert Mugabe’s government says South African businesses should not demonstrate against policy measures implemented by Zimbabwe to contain imports of finished goods and commodities into the ailing southern African country.

Despite this, Mugabe’s Zanu PF government has implemented import restrictions that sparked protests in Beitbridge last week. Zimbabwe's Minister of Industry and Commerce Mike Bimha said by phone on Monday that the measures will stay in place for now.

“I am saying that when you see business people in a country demonstrating about a decision done in a country that is not theirs, this is an indication that they have now looked to survive on Zimbabwe,” Bimha told Fin24.

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