Harare Street Vendors Defy Mugabe

Police in Zimbabwe assaulted and arrested street vendors Thursday as they defied an order from President Robert Mugabe to close up shop to make way for pedestrians and traffic. It’s the latest sign of rising tensions over the country’s ailing economy.

Despite the order, vendors continues to sell fruits, herbs, secondhand clothes and other items, conducted business as usual.

VOA saw police assault and arrest some of the vendors. However, as soon as these venders were removed, other put their goods on the streets and carried on with their sales.

 

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27 Published By - voanews.africa - 2017.10.12. 18:24
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