Award-winning author Tsitsi Dangarembga has been arrested in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare
as security forces patrolled the streets of cities to prevent anti-government protests called by activists over
alleged state corruption and the country’s worsening economic situation.
Tsitsi Dangarembga Arrested, The novelist was reportedly bundled into a police truck on Friday while protesting on a road in the capital,
Harare, alongside another protester, carrying placards. Police had outlawed the demonstrations, warning that anyone attending will “only have themselves to blame”.
“Arrested! At Borrowdale. Ope it will be OK,” she said on Twitter shortly afterward and posted a picture of
herself sitting on the floor with another female protester.
“Looks like it was a plain-clothes job. Guy came up and tailed and filmed,” added Dangarembga.
It came just days after her latest novel, This Mournable Body, entered the list for the prestigious Booker Prize.