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Bulawayo City Calls For Deployment Of Soldiers To Evict Vendors

Bulawayo City Calls For Deployment Of Soldiers To Evict Vendors

Bulawayo councillors have suggested government must deploy the military to chase vendors from the cityโ€™s streets.

The vendors sell various wares on the streets, at intersections and on pavements.

At a recent full council meeting, councillors Sikhululekile Moyo and Felix Mhaka suggested that assistance from the police and the army was necessary, especially after 4 pm.

According to the minutes of the meeting, seen by NewZimbabwe.com, Moyo said:

Vendors have become a huge menace. Driving along 6th Avenue had now proved to be impossible.

Responding to the councillorโ€™s concerns, Chamber Secretary Sikhangele Zhou admitted that illegal vending was now out of control in the city. Zhou told the councillors:

Several unfruitful engagements had been conducted accordingly. Efforts were being made with the respective stakeholders on how best to curb illegal vending. Law enforcement was required to restore order in the city.

Local government authorities, especially in urban areas, have for years been chasing vendors from the streets, but they constantly came back arguing that vending was their only source of livelihood.

In addition to littering and causing disorder in the streets, vendors, as all in the informal sector, are hard to tax. Taxes constitute a huge revenue source for local authorities.

Businesses in the formal sector, who actually pay taxes, are the main voice that has been calling for the removal of vendors from the streets.

Vendors flooded streets in recent years following the closure of many companies as the economy nosedived.

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17 Comments

Wiseman 2ย months ago

This is the reason why Zimbabwe easily gets implicated in human rights abuses and therefore sanctioned. Soldiers are not trained for police work. Dispersing crouds is a job for the riot police, not soldiers. All soldiers know is to beat and shoot at innocent people whenever they feel like they don't have control


Chen 2ย months ago

Mapurisa odyirepi siyai police nemavendor vararame. Vese vakutambura.


Tkt 2ย months ago

Indeed this is absolute absurdity like what has been aluded. Mmmm pakaipa

@Kakist.... wadonongodza nemo,nemo


Ginious 2ย months ago

These Councillors which political party do they belong to,they are heartles


Mr T 2ย months ago

Kwa mwonzora

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Ginious 2ย months ago

Uyu wamutoriro.ibasa remapurisa ekanzuru iro,kana atadza Zrp.saka Mozambique kukaita Hondo totumira ZRP here.


Concerned 2ย months ago

It is absolute absurdity of the council to call the army to beckon vendors who are selling their various goods. Come to think of it, the council staff is happily employed and they just think of fattening their potbellies the more and forget that it is not well being out there on the streets. Professional and well qualified people are resorting to vending just to eke out a living. Kuguta zvakunoita so.


Matrix 2ย months ago

๐Ÿ™Š masoja aaaa Lord have mercy.

Kakistocracy๐ŸคฃMuchakaka 2ย months ago

You invite military to decent upon your communities asi kana MOKAKISWA motanga kuti kuti Gukurawundi heeee hutsinye heee masoja kumabarrack. Svinurai imi vanhu imi. Try other methods not army thing. People are trying to survive but if order is required zamai other strategies. Army moiziva mushe here imi kanzuru?


MuGrade 2 2ย months ago

True that

Bright 2ย months ago

Muda kti aite marrobery mustreet imomo hre imi hee


Hadassah asahi 2ย months ago

**** Zimbabweans are struggling no employment...so where do you want vendors to go... **** mhani...we want our kids to go to school... stupid mind... one uzaphela umsebenzi owuthembileyo...wena bana lenhliziyo...

Hadassah asahi 2ย months ago

**** Zimbabweans are struggling no employment...so where do you want vendors to go... **** mhani...we want our kids to go to school... stupid mind... one uzaphela umsebenzi owuthembileyo...wena bana lenhliziyo...

clnto 2ย months ago

mamwemavandor acho anozonyanya kutengesera pesepese


๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ง๐™–๐™ซ๐™–๐™ฏ๐™– 2ย months ago

๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™—๐™ก๐™š๐™ข ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™๐™–๐™จ ๐™—๐™š๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™– ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐˜ฝ๐™ช๐™ก๐™–๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™ค ๐™ข๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ค ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ž๐™˜๐™š ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ง๐™š๐™˜๐™š๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™—๐™ง๐™ž๐™—๐™š๐™จ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ค๐™ง๐™จ. ๐˜ผ๐™ข๐™–๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™จ๐™๐™– ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ž, ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™™๐™ค ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™™๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฎ๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™œ๐™ช๐™œ๐™ช๐™ง๐™–๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ข๐™ž๐™™๐™จ๐™ฉ. ๐™•๐™๐™‹ ๐™Ž๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™๐™–๐™ž๐™ง๐™—๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™œ๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ก๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ž๐™จ๐™จ๐™ช๐™š ๐™—๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง.


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 2ย months ago

THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE LOSE FOCUS. WHY CALLING ARMY FOR ZR POLICE AND COUNCIL POLICEMEN WORK ?

SOLDIERS ARE TRAINED TO KILL WHILE POLICEMEN ARE TRAINED TO MAINTAIN LAW AND ORDER WHICH YOU WANT THEM TO PROVIDE.

BULAWAYO PROVINCE HAS POLICE RIOT GROUP AT ROSS CAMP AND SUPPORT UNIT AT FAIRBRIDGE. PEOPLE SHOULD NOT ALWAYS THINK OF INTIMIDATING CITIZENS.

"WAKE BULAWAYO CITY COUNCIL. DO NOT VOTE ZANU PF. DO NOT VOTE MWONZORA."

YOURS SINCERELY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


taps 2ย months ago

madness.army for what



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