The hygiene of the whole street trade is lacking and not suitable for loitering and crawling children, especially during the rainy season
National Lockdown No. 2 prohibits most public gatherings of more than two people and closes most of the commercial and informal sectors except for supermarkets, pharmacies, agriculture, mining and manufacturing.
Vendors in Mbare have bemoaned constant interruptions by law enforcement agents which they say is robbing them of business.
This comes after the recent relaxation of business operating hours by government to 1630 hours from the initial 1500 hours over a week ago.
Speaking to this publication,
Vendors have expressed concern over the lack of livelihood interventions by the government following President Emmerson Mnangagwa's extension of national lockdown by an indefinite period.
In a statement, the Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) said whilst all actions to curb the spread of
The Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA) an informal traders organisation has expressed distress over the recent destruction of market stalls by local authorities.
In a statement, ZCIEA said the action by local authorities was torture on the informal economy which is trading for survival.
Human rights lobby group Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) has expressed concern on the ongoing demolition of vending structures in Harare saying at a time where compassionate is needed the state has inflicted more injury to its citizens.
In a statement, Zimrights said;
"ZimRights notes with concern
Zimbabwean Vendors and Traders registered their disappointments towards government which they claimed it tricked them for not full fulling their promises they made before July 2018 elections
Vendors from the capital city, Harare has expressed concern over the state of market places in the city centre which the city fathers are forcing them to operate from
Chinotimba Backs Harare Mayor Gomba
Buhera South Member of Parliament Joseph Chinotimba is supporting the removal of vendors in the streets. Chinotimba said that he was against all vendors in town as they are selling everywhere even in front of people's shops who also want to