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Mutare Traders Hold Fire Sale After Police Crackdown

  • Sydney Saize

Informal market traders in Zimbabwe's eastern border city of Mutare were trying desperately Wednesday to sell what merchandise remained to them that had not been destroyed by security forces. Police burned stands in the so-called green market section of Mutare on Tuesday, and vendors returned to the scene a day later hoping to salvage odds and ends of their tattered stock. Some hoped to sell off goods to raise funds for transportation to rural homesteads. Others needed money to eat.

Studio 7's Sydney Sithole filed a report from Mutare.