by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/06/15, 09:00 am
Street vendors and cars crowd the streets of Harare, capital of Zimbabwe. The vendors’ daily job is to sell clothing, food, and cosmetics, but Zimbabwe’s government yesterday issued an ultimatum: Starting on Sunday, no street-selling allowed.
Tendai Mahachi, a Harare city council clerk, said a designated selling area has space for 6,000 vendors, but 20,000 are operating in the area. The army warns it will use military force if the sellers fail to comply.