Informal traders and several residents have reportedly filed an urgent chamber application at the high court in a bid to stop the local and central government from demolishing vending stalls, Kubatana.net reports.
According to the publication:
In an application filed on Sunday 26 April 2020 by Dr Tarisai Mutangi and Moses Nkomo of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, the informal traders and residents together with some residents associations, protested that the widespread demolition of tuckshops, vending stalls and other property belonging to or used by small and medium enterprises and informal traders by local and central government personnel was unlawful and should be stopped immediately.
The informal traders, residents and residential associations represented by Chitungwiza Residents Trust and Kushinga Epworth Residents Association, which have some members, who are individual owners and users of tuckshops and vending stalls, want the High Court to interdict local authorities and central government from demolishing any tuckshops and vending stalls.
This comes after the government ordered local authorities to demolish all roadside vending stalls during the lockdown in an attempt to bring sanity to Zimbabwean cities and towns.