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Vendors Breathing Fire Over Sub-Contracting of Daily Fee Collections

  • Jonga Kandemiiri

Vegetable vendors are expected to pay $3 per day.

Vegetable vendors are expected to pay $3 per day.

The National Vendors’ Union Zimbabwe says it is disturbed by the Harare City Council’s move to sub-contract some vendors’ groups to collect rates from colleagues who sell their wares on the streets of Harare.

Vegetable vendors are expected to pay a $3 fee daily while stall owners at flea markets will be charged between $8 and $10.

Studio 7 reached Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni for a comment but he referred us to Town Clerk Tendai Mahachi who was not reachable.

But National Vendors Union Zimbabwe director, Samuel Wadzayi, said the arrangement is a recipe for disaster as it will likely breed corruption and extortion.

Wadzayi said some of the organisations given the job have been accused of embezzling funds and corruption.

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