Articles tagged 'harare municipal police'

Harare warns vendors against bashing municipal cops 4 January 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council has appealed to the public to cooperate with municipal police and council traffic enforcement officers following the assault of its officers driving vendors out of the central business district (CBD). HCC spokesperson Michael Chideme said vendors, kombi drivers and...
Vendors, forex dealers back in town 14 November 2017 HARARE - Government seems to have lost the war against vendors and illegal foreign currency dealers, as most of the informal traders are trickling back into the Harare CBD, despite a massive joint police and council blitz against them. About a month ago, President Robert Mugabe ordered authori...
Court pardons 'poor' vendors 8 November 2017 HARARE - A Harare court yesterday pardoned scores of vendors — some of no fixed aboard — who were rounded up and arrested by police for selling their wares at undesignated sites, on account that they were too poor to pay fines. The vendors, to their credit, did not waste the court’s time as th...
Vendors, forex dealers, challenge Mugabe 1 November 2017 HARARE - Disgruntled vendors, touts and foreign currency dealers in Harare yesterday gave President Robert Mugabe a two-week ultimatum to stop the police from harassing and confiscating their wares. About a fortnight ago, Mugabe ordered authorities to flush out vendors and other informal trade...
Create jobs to end vending: MDC 14 October 2017 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 bec...
Zvorwadza granted bail 13 October 2017 HARARE - National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe leader Sten Zvorwadza was hauled before the courts yesterday for allegedly insulting President Robert Mugabe. He was charged in connection with remarks he made in an interview with the Daily News in response to an edict issued by Mugabe ordering vend...
'Deal with vendors, parking marshals' 2 October 2017 HARARE - Harare's business community has urged council to deal with vendors and parking marshals who are slowly driving business out of the city. Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce president Christopher Mugaga told stakeholders during a pre-budget consultative meeting that annually business...
Municipal police want arresting powers 1 June 2017 HARARE - Harare municipal police must have arresting powers for them to enforce the law effectively, council's acting chief traffic and transport planner Judith Mujegu said. Speaking at the Harare City Council's Rapid Results Initiative review on Tuesday, she said the city's police were failin...
Shops boycott paying rates over vendors 22 May 2017 HARARE - Harare CBD shop operators are now boycotting paying rates arguing the influx of vendors is dampening their businesses. Acting town clerk Josephine Ncube told councillors of the informal sector committee that the boycott was in protest over vendors eating into their profits while they ...
Police, vendors clash in typhoid crackdown 22 January 2017 HARARE - Vendor Tapiwa Gumande quickly gathers her tomatoes and onions from the pavement and throws them in a box as she takes to her heels, fleeing from a joint taskforce of State and municipal police. In the process, about five of her tomatoes spill to the ground, but she does not look back ...
Council gives vendors 48-hour ultimatum 11 January 2017 HARARE - Vendors operating in Harare's Central Business District (CBD) have been given a 48-hour ultimatum to cease operations as Harare City Council (HCC) moves to ban hawking. The ban — formulated by a joint taskforce of ministries of Health, Local Government, Environment and Small to Medium...
Vendors breathe fire 19 May 2016 HARARE - Vendors yesterday savaged Harare Municipal Police and Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere, saying they were the root cause of the current harassment they are facing. The angry vendors, who besieged Harare Town House, said Kasukuwere is the one who gave a directive to the city...
'Municipal police officers violating human rights' 10 May 2016 HARARE - At least 17 percent of human rights violations in February and May were perpetrated by municipal police in cities controlled by the MDC, an opposition official has said. MDC MP for Bulawayo South Eddie Cross, who is also the main opposition shadow minister for Local Government,  accep...
Security forces on high alert 14 October 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwean security forces have been put on high alert after deadly clashes erupted in the capital on Monday between Harare municipal police and vendors who are vowing to stay put on street pavements. The informal traders, responding to a violent crackdown on them by municipal police,...