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Vendors score court victory

STREET vendors operating at undesignated sites in all the country’s urban centres heaved a sigh of relief yesterday when High Court judge Justice Felistas Chatukuta interdicted government from forcibly evicting them without following due process.

The court order followed an urgent application filed last week by the Zimbabwe Informal Sectors’ Organisation (Ziso) lawyer Chris Mhike.

Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo had given vendors an ultimatum to move to designated sites by June 26 or they would face unspecified action.

The government initially set yesterday as the deadline before extending it to month end to enable smooth transition.

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