'A hungry man is an angry man' – fear and despair stalk streets of Harare

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In a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of the Zimbabwean capital, residents reeling from a brutal crackdown describe the impact of food and fuel shortages

Every morning this past week, Innocent Tinashi has set out very early from his small wood and tin home in Epworth, a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Harare, to walk the seven miles into the city centre in the hope of seeing his wife, Maria.

Epworth witnessed some of the fiercest violence during a protest “shutdown” that plunged the country into a fresh crisis 12 days ago – and some of the most brutal repression that followed.

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