Demonstrations over the fuel price hike that occurred across the city of Harare, Zimbabwe, resulted in a phone network collapse. On Tuesday, most mobile and internet services appear to be unavailable for users from the country’s capital as well as from the second largest city, Bulawayo.
An anonymous mobile service’s employee in an interview to AFP claimed that one of the telecoms was even “jammed”. However, he did not point to the organizers of the crime.
On Monday, riot police fired tear gas to disperse protestants, who were disgruntled after the recent government decisions such as doubling the fuel price. Angry protesters blocked main roads to the city’s center, hundreds of residents burnt tyres and looted several buildings.
As for now, most shops in Harare remain closed. Police squads are patrolling areas urging people to go back home.