The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has dismissed as false a message circulating on social media purporting that members of the public have been barred from entering the Harare central business district.

In a statement, ZRP Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba urged the public to ignore such messages and continue with their business as usual, saying the heightened police presence in Harare is meant to provide security and maintain law and order in the view of the high profile case at the Constitutional Court.