Articles tagged 'vendors'

Zanu PF chefs milking vendors 30 September 2018 HARARE - Crafty Zanu PF politicians are making a killing by allocating space at sites designated by the Harare City Council (HCC) for vendors who are being moved from the central business district (CBD) following the outbreak of cholera early this month. In the wake of the cholera outbreak whi...
Mayor calls for peaceful engagement 30 September 2018 HARARE - Harare Mayor Herbert Gomba, has called for the peaceful relocation of informal traders from the Central Business District (CBD) to designated sites so as to foster peaceful co-existence. The mayor made the call on Friday as members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) continue to eng...
War against vendors: Rescuing 'clean' streets, ruining lives? 30 September 2018 HARARE - Since its emergence in growing volumes some years ago, vending in Zimbabwe's major urban areas, especially Harare, has never been tolerated as a legitimate economic activity and alternative source of livelihood, especially in the attitudes of central government. But the irony is that ...
Zim on edge as vendors fight back 27 September 2018 HARARE - Police are maintaining a heavy presence in most of the country's cities as authorities fear the worst amid a clampdown on desperate vendors who are now fighting back. In Harare, law enforcers have peppered the central business district with riot police officers, armed with batons whil...
ZCTU on vendors 27 September 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) says it has noted with concern that despite claiming to be a government of the people, the new administration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa is treating people in the informal sector with heavy-handedness reminiscent of the Robert Mugabe era....
Human rights groups slam police brutality 26 September 2018 HARARE - Rights groups and political analysts have expressed outrage over the savage attacks on vendors and ordinary citizens by police in its on-going blitz against vending in Harare's central business district (CBD) and its precincts. This comes as pressure is mounting on government to set u...
Police here to stay 26 September 2018 HARARE - The police will continue to patrol the streets of Harare while confiscating wares of those vendors resisting relocation to designated vending sites. “We have commitment from the Zimbabwe Republic Police that they are going to assist our municipal police until the situation reaches a s...
Concerns grow over human rights violations 25 September 2018 HARARE - As some rogue elements within the security sector engage in human rights violations witnessed during the tenure of deposed former leader Robert Mugabe, legal watchdog Veritas has raised concerns over government delays in setting up an independent body to investigate complaints against me...
ED must cut loose bad police officers 25 September 2018 HARARE - Government's decision to drive vendors off the streets of the Central Business Districts (CBDs) across the whole country, especially after the outbreak of cholera in Harare, has been generally warmly received by a large cross section of the populace. Apart from having to curb the spre...
#Tajamuka leader freed on bail 24 September 2018 HARARE - Leader of pressure group #Tajamuka has been freed on bail after his arrest at a news conference just after castigating government for using disproportionate force to drive vendors from the streets of Harare. The pressure group leader,  Promise Mkwananzi vowed to escalate his battle ag...
Rogue cops run amok in Harare 23 September 2018 HARARE - Some rogue police officers went on the rampage in Harare at the weekend — firing tear gas indiscriminately at commuters omnibus ranks before savagely assaulting revellers at night clubs. In the process, they re-ignited the ugly memories of the savage State brutality that was witnessed...
Police high-handedness on vendors slammed 22 September 2018 HARARE - Opposition parties have slammed government for deploying disproportionate force to drive out vendors from the streets of Harare. In the wake of the declaration of a state of emergency after a cholera outbreak in the capital that has so far killed over 30 people, government invoked the...
Mutare bans street vendors over epidemic 21 September 2018 MUTARE - Mutare City Council has banned all illegal vending exercises threatening to “thoroughly deal” with anyone who defies the edict as the municipality moves to forestall a cholera outbreak. The local authority said it will partner with other State security agents in unfurling the operatio...
Police, vendors clash in Harare CBD 17 September 2018 HARARE - There were running battles in Harare's Central Business District (CBD) over the weekend as police and Harare City Council (HCC) officials launched a major blitz to drive vendors out of the city. On Saturday, the Daily News witnessed hordes of police details chasing vendors from their ...
Govt, vendors clash 15 September 2018 HARARE - Running  battles are expected in Harare’s Central Business District as government seeks to drive away vendors from the city centre, citing health issues following the outbreak of cholera, which has left 25 people dead. The government is seeking to drive away vendors from the streets t...
Business as usual for Harare vendors 14 September 2018 HARARE - It was business as usual for street vendors in Harare's central business district (CBD) by noon yesterday, despite a ban by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) who are fearful of cholera spreading. The Harare City Council (HCC) took a relaxed stance, noting that it was waiting for the ...
'New govt must get vendors off the streets' 10 September 2018 HARARE - Government should get rid of illegal vendors selling fake and expired commodities on the streets, players in industry have said. This comes amid reports of perished and fake products flooding the country. Denford Mutashu, president of the Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR), ...
Vendors driven out of Gweru CBD 30 August 2018 GWERU - The city fathers in Gweru have moved vendors outside the city’s central business district (CBD) in a bid to contain the outbreak of typhoid. Gweru is still battling the outbreak, which surfaced three weeks ago and has killed 10 people. Last week, there were running battles between t...
Vendors' stalls demolished at night 7 August 2018 HARARE - Vendors at the congested Copacabana termini in Harare arrived early in the morning on Saturday to find their market stalls destroyed with only heaps of rubble left. The demolishment was carried out during the night without their knowledge as everyone had vacated the place. The demo...
Bulawayo vendors turn to social media 30 June 2018 HARARE - Informal traders in Bulawayo have taken to social media to raise awareness on injustices against vendors, as well as market their products. This comes as informal traders are facing myriad of challenges that include, poor state of infrastructure, overcrowding of vending sites and lack...
Vendors now out of control 25 June 2018 EDITOR — Harare's streets have become so dirty that it boggles the mind how the city fathers still want to refer to it as the Sunshine City. There is filth wherever you go, something we were not used to way back. The number of street vendors seems to increase by the day and night. The in...
Vendors demand compensation 12 March 2018 HARARE - National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) plans to launch a campaign across the country demanding that government compensates vendors who fell victim to police brutality. The union's executive director, Alphonce Haruzivishe, claimed that there are vendors who have been maimed, while ...
New police chief faces tough task 25 February 2018 HARARE - He is a career cop who walked the beat over the past 23 years before assuming the post of police commissioner-general. He graduated as a patrol officer in October 1982, and is a police veteran who rose through the ranks and held a number of leadership posts. Godwin Matanga's backgr...
Uniformed forces for vendors blitz 20 January 2018 HARARE - The uniformed forces will be roped in to wipe out illegal activities such as vending, mushika-shika (pirate taxis) and money changing in local authorities around the country, Local Government minister July Moyo said yesterday. He told a news conference that the unregulated selling of ...
Take us back, Gweru vendors tell council 29 November 2017 BULAWAYO – Hundreds of informal Gweru traders, who were relocated to a site outside the central business district (CBD) ahead of former president Robert Mugabe's visit for the Zanu PF youth interface rally there early in September have described their relocation as tantamount to dumping. Since...