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JOC Blocked Mupedzanhamo Flea Market Reopening, Says Ngadziore

JOC Blocked Mupedzanhamo Flea Market Reopening, Says Ngadziore

A City of Harare councillor on Friday claimed that the Joint Operations Command (JOC) is blocking the reopening of the Mupedzanhamo flea market in Mbare.

JOC is the supreme organ for the coordination of State security in the country and comprises officers drawn from the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) and Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service (ZPCS).

Harare City Council’s Small Medium Enterprise (SMEs) committee chairperson, Councillor Denford Ngadziore (CCC) told NewsDay that JOC blocked the reopening of the flea market to prevent violence. He said:

As Harare City Council, we are worried because JOC stopped the opening of the Mupedzanhamo flea market recently. They said they are avoiding violence.

A meeting was held at the Harare Metropolitan secretary Tafadzwa Muguti’s office, where JOC shot down proposals to reopen the flea market.

We had hoped to open the flea market in October. We think that it is the right time to open the market after we talked to all the warring parties.

We wanted the market to have been opened before the festive season so that traders could benefit.

Ngadziore said they would continue to engage relative authorities, including the police to ensure that vendors resume their activities.

However, the national spokesperson for the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said Ngadziore’s claims were baseless.

He said, “these issues are co-ordinated by Harare Metropolitan provincial secretary” and councillors should not tarnish the image of the police.

Muguti yesterday declined to comment on the matter when he was contacted by NewsDay.

Mupedzanhamo flea market has been closed for years now and vendors had resorted to using the open space outside the market to sell their wares.

A few weeks ago, violent clashes broke out between alleged space barons from ZANU PF and CCC fighting for control of the lucrative vending stalls.

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11 Comments

ndunge 2 months ago

munhu wekumam Ndimuguti uyo anongozvita seane odr zvake akadhakwa blaz uyo


👤 2 months ago

@ndunge haurevi nhema,hant ndiye futi wekunovharisa vaya vaitengesa kuna park street,apa wavharisa futi mupedzanhamo

Mdc 4ED 2 months ago

Did u know that all the suspects in the murder of CCC member in kwekwe are walking free right now


xxx 2 months ago

You are 109% correct mu**** ndimu**** wemunhu,ndiye arikupa police order, im h a t a yemunhu


Stodart Hall 2 months ago

Handei tione.Hantie you are always claiming that the government is not doing enough to end political violence.So Mupedzanhamo has been closed to prevent political violence between CCC and Zanu PF space barons.


👤 2 months ago

@stodart uri mboko,pese apa mayouth ezanu ndiwo aizviita varidzi venzvimbo munotengeserwa.iko zvino CCC yakudawo zvakunzi violence,kana wakadyiswa nezanu rutsa wega shaa cz uri kuitiswa

2 months ago

Yeah our police are a disgrace


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Boycott 2023 2 months ago

So if JOC blocked the reopening of Mupedzanhamo it means CCC has no decision making powers. So come 2023 moda tikuvhoterei for the why??


CIO 2 months ago

This is bad idea


Tateguru 2 months ago

Zvom Zimbabwe so ka! Hamheno Mwari?


Vesto 2 months ago

Everything in this country is getting militarised. Since the coup d'etat the military/intelligence arms seem to be dictating the pace of all significant activities in the country.

Cry the Beloved Country



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