Harare Mayor Councillor Herbert Gomba has said he has engaged the town clerk to implore the government to stop vending stalls demolitions, Zimlive reports.
The Mayor reportedly made the call yesterday(Sunday) evening. In a statement the mayor reportedly said;
Today, at 7.29PM I made a call to the town clerk of the City of Harare Hosea Abraham Chisango asking him to implore the government, the municipal police and any other stakeholders to stop the current wave of demolitions in and around the capital city
(He) also directed a council committee that deals with informal traders to consult the various interest groups and present a comprehensive policy that addresses the issue of space barons, revenue collection, registration of vendors, introduction of technology in the sector and the refurbishment of municipal markets
Meanwhile, the city has defended the demolitions saying they will lead to a cleaner city and affected vendors will be placed in new, better, vending stations.