Create jobs to end vending: MDC

HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC has said vendors are unfortunate victims of President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF regime, and said they will not leave the streets until the unemployment crisis has been addressed.

This comes after Mugabe complained that the streets of Harare are now very dirty because there are too many vendors.

He likened the prevailing situation in Harare to what is happening in countries such as Nigeria.

MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said it is completely lost to the “Zanu PF dictator” that the vendors who now populate Harare’s streets are a direct result of his regime’s failed economic policies.

“Mugabe went further to order the police to physically remove these vendors from the streets in order to bring back the sunshine status to the city of Harare.

“What Mugabe and his cronies do not appreciate is the fact that they cannot successfully cure a disease by merely rushing to suppress the symptoms rather than curing the root cause of the disease.

“For as long as there are no jobs and other viable business opportunities that are open for the majority of the people, the problem of indiscriminate vending will simply not disappear.

“Mugabe can use all the physical might of the Zimbabwe Republic Police to forcibly flash out vendors from the streets but, certainly, this will not mean the plight of the majority of jobless Zimbabweans will suddenly improve.

“Not until the economy starts to rebound and to create more job and viable business opportunities will the problem of indiscriminate vending be permanently and holistically addressed.”

Comments (2)

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g40 - 14 October 2017 Nice post

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