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Tafara Chemhuri is being allegedly haunted by police in Shurugwi for running a teaching business.

Zimbabwean, who was forced to leave Midlands State University due to lack of funds to pay for his education, says he is struggling to run an informal teaching business as he is being haunted by police for allegedly running an unregistered college.

Tafara Chemhuru of Shurugwi district in the Midlands province says he started conducting supplementary lessons for local children in order to ensure they succeed in life while attempting to make a living.

Chemhuru says his problems with the local police started recently when he was arrested for allegedly running an unregistered college.

“From January to June I was doing it at my place (home) and then I moved to town (Shurugwi business center) and I rented a small office up to recently when I was involved in this friction with the police,” says Chemhuru.

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He says his family is doomed as this was his only source of income in a nation where independent economists believe that the country’s unemployment rate is now over 80 percent.

The state claims that the jobless rate is just over 10 percent.