Chamisa says Government Must Stop Brutalizing Vendors


The Movement for Democratic Change led by Nelson Chamisa has attacked President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government for “brutalizing vendors” saying attempts to remove from the streets is “barbaric, contemptuous and disrespectful.”

In a statement, the party said removing vendors from the streets in an effort to prevent the spread of a devastating cholera outbreak that has so far claimed 32 lives “is not the solution to the problems bedeviling the city (Harare) and the nation at large.”

The MDC claimed that the government using cholera as an excuse to victimize people in an attempt to achieve ill-conceived goals.

Said Chamisa:

The MDC is against the idea of blaming the victims for every calamity that befalls the motherland. To make matters worse the apparatus deployed to enforce the Zanu PF decision are confiscating clothes and electronic gadgets from vendors, merchandise that cannot in any scientific way transmit cholera. These are clear acts of theft.

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