Breaking: Showdown looms over vendors

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Vendors and opposition parties have vowed to defy a seven day ultimatum by the military to vacate all undesignated sites in various cities and towns.

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The MDC-T said it is coordinating efforts to confront the army if it goes ahead to forcibly remove thousands of informal traders who have invaded most streets in Harare.

A man sells his vegetables at an undesignated point in the CBD in Harare.
A man sells his vegetables at an undesignated point in the CBD in Harare.

“We want to organize vendors to fight back. These are citizens trying desperately to eke out an honest living in an environment with no other means of survival. Instead of turning the military against the people Mugabe should create the jobs he promised,” MDC-T secretary-general, Douglas Mwonzora told NewsDay.

Vendors sell their wares along a pavement along Robert Muagbe Road in Harare.
Vendors sell their wares along a pavement along Robert Muagbe Road in Harare.

“It is unfair for the government to harass citizens trying to earn a living and we will help them assert their rights even if it means confrontation.”

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  1. Aaaaah! These guys are not serious! They want to support the anarchy happening on our once Sunshine City? Grow up guys! Find other oppotunities to seize not this one!!

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