Promise Mkwananzi the leader of activist social movement #Tajamuka/Sesijikile has spoken out his views on the clampdown on Vendors by the Zimbabwe’s Armed Forces in a press conference held today at the Media Centre in Harare.
During the press conference he strongly criticised the use of the police in removing the vendor and he mentioned that the government must have find ways that are not harsh to deal with the vendors.
“We call on the government to immediately cease the use of force against civilians and enter into negations with the vendors and all the other relevant stakeholders to find an amicable and last solution to vending crisis in Zimbabwe. The government cannot remove vendors from the streets without providing alternative or employment.”
“We make this statement fully cognizant of the inconvenience vendors have on the public who want to enjoy a clean city and free movement within the cities. We are also aware of the conflicting and competing interests of vendors and formal traders who pay their overhead cost and feel short changed.”
He also went on to say: “We implore all citizens to put differences aside and confront the real culprit of their problems which is squarely the illegal government of Emmerson Mnangagwa that presides over our country today.”
“We reiterate our resolution not recognize a government that came into by force and fowl. It’s our strong contention that such government will not and should not last more than two years in office.”