Zanu PF youths led by the notorious Chipangano group Friday forced vendors in Mbare to close their stalls and abandon all other business to join them in their demonstration against Harare mayor Muchadeyi Masunda and MDC-T councillors.
The demonstration was led by well-known Zanu PF activist in Mbare, Oripah Sibanda, and demanded that the entire Harare council resign for allegedly failing to deliver services.
There was chaos at Mbare’s Mupedzanhamo market where unsuspecting traders were forced to close shop and march to the city centre.
The demonstrators wanted council to cut all service rates with immediate effect. They spent several hours at Town House demanding to see the mayor but left empty-handed because he was away attending to council business at the other end of town.
Zanu PF supporters who spoke to NewsDay in Mbare where they were forcibly mobilising support for their demonstration, said they wanted the MDC-T-led city council removed because, they said, the entire council was corrupt.
“We want Masunda and his councillors to step down from office because there is too much corruption in the Harare council,” said one of the demonstration leaders who refused to disclose his name.