Remove causes — not symptoms — of vending


The proposed solution for marauding vendors in Harare’s central business district by our parliamentarians shows how merciless and shortsighted some people are.

At a time our economy is at stagnation and vending is one of the fewest ways left to sustain livelihoods, removing those people from the streets will be as good as condemning them to death. Those MPs should discuss employment creation as one of the ways to remove vendors from the streets and not chasing them away.

Until such long-term measures are taken, vendors are going nowhere.