After describing the fan out of the military to stop the scheduled general strike, one journalist reports some Chinese soldiers staying at a local hotel....not helping, but why are they there?
However, says Baxter, there was a surprise presence of Chinese soldiers armed with revolvers in the city.
The Chinese, together with about 70 Zimbabwean senior army officers are staying at the Holiday Inn, in the city's central business district.
There are about 10 Chinese soldiers. "We were shocked to see Chinese soldiers in their full military regalia and armed with pistols checking at the hotel," said one worker.
"When they signed checking-in forms they did not indicate the nature of the business that they are doing and even their addresses."
No official comment could be obtained from the authorities here on this issue.