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ZANU PF Linked Vendors Defy Bulawayo City Council

ZANU PF Linked Vendors Defy Bulawayo City Council

ZANU PF-aligned vendors who recently invaded Fifth Avenue in Bulawayo and allocated trading bays amongst themselves are accusing the City of Bulawayo of corruption.

The ZANU PF Nehanda district chairperson Josiah Mutangi popularly known as “uMoses wabantu” confirmed that they had taken over Fifth Avenue. He said:

We had appealed for vending bays from the council and followed proper procedures for acquiring vending bays, but the council went on to parcel bays to their people.

Why can’t the council open public toilets considering that we have disabled people in our midst who cannot afford to pay for toilets?

We do not want to be on Fifth Avenue forever, but the council should look for an alternative for us.

Mutangi said what they did was not illegal and he accused people allegedly associated with the council of selling dangerous drugs around the area.

He also said there were more than 7 000 vendors in the CBD and council officials had a team of agents collecting rentals on their behalf on a daily basis. Said Mutangi:

There are council agents collecting the “Hlalani kuhle” money between 12 and 1 pm and between 3 and 4 pm every day making it a total of US$2 a day. When one fails to pay, there is a fine of US$11,50.

Bulawayo deputy Mayor Mlandu Ncube denied Mutangi’s claims that council agents were collecting money from vendors. He said:

We have tried to remove illegal vendors from Fifth Avenue, which is not a vending area. We are working on a strategy to deal with them.

There are no council agents collecting money from vendors. All payments are done at the Revenue Hall.

More: NewsDay

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4 Comments

Apolitically 1 month ago

saka iwe wena so called👹 Moses wakhona 👹 uzenza bani this is not a one part state and they is no way that favouritism will be on one side.
Get it in your mind that this is a nation for all not one single entity.
Thus why abanye bengaphumelele for waiting to be spoon feed, like infants vuka uzenzele.

cheers to the council man for standing for all 5th Avn or whatever Avn it's for everyone not a group of people.

(Apolitically 🤔)


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Mhosva yemavendor ayo kusupporter ZANU chete otherwise vending haisi mhosva munyika hamuna mabasa


Makhobolondo 1 month ago

If these Zanu misguided elements starts to invade our city like that, it won't end well, yes inhamo but theirs is not special.


mary mary 1 month ago

chokwadi ndechekuti Mari vari kuitira kumavendor everyday unotoziva kuti wabvisa $1revashandi vecity council ukarega vanokutorerara Everytime zvisineyi nepart yezanupf city council ine huori



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