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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe gestures as he addresses a gathering in a speech to mark the National Heroes Day celebrations in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has banned all demonstrations in the capital Harare for the next two weeks because they are likely to cause public disorder, according to a government notice issued on Thursday.

President Robert Mugabe's opponents have become emboldened by rising public anger over an economic meltdown, cash shortages and high unemployment. Violence erupted last Friday when police fired teargas at opposition leaders and hundreds of demonstrators.

(Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by Ed Stoddard and Alison Williams)

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