The authorities are encouraging people to go back to work in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, reports the BBC's Vernon Mataruse who is in the Central Business District.

Things have been much quieter following Wednesday's violence in which six people died.

A policeman, driving around in a police vehicle and using a loudspeaker, was saying; "Zimbabwe is open for business."

"As the police we are here to protect you. Feel free to walk around and open your business. All is well, fear not."

Vernon also photographed this scene in front of the headquarters of the MDC Alliance in central Harare, showing police waiting outside.