Tuesday 17th October, 2017
21.5
18 ℃ | 34 ℃Harare
zim-police-launch-operation-restore-order

Zim police launch Operation Restore Order

News24 - Thursday 12th October, 2017

Harare - Zimbabwean police have launched a campaign to clear Harare's streets of illegal vendors, a coalition of rights group said on Thursday.

A short video clip posted by the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum showed helmeted riot police on the back of an armoured troop carrier parked in Robert Mugabe Road, while vendors apparently pack their wares.

"Zimbabwe Republic Police launching 'operation restore order' on vendors on Rbt Mugabe rd in Hre's CBD!amp;" the group tweeted, in reference to the code name given to the police blitz by the authorities.

The group also tweeted a picture of a police water cannon patrolling the streets.

Heavy riot police presence amp;amp; the HCCouncil sweep vendors off the streets in Hre's CBD under " operation restore orderamp;"! pic.twitter.com/b3DzrCaDHo

- Zimbabwe HumanRights (@ZimHRNGOForum) October 12, 2017

The move came after Mugabe on Saturday complained that roads in central Harare, including the one named after him, were dirty and overcrowded with illegal street traders who block traffic. "We must clear the roads," he said.

On Wednesday Harare's provincial minister, Miriam Chikukwa ordered illegal vendors and taxi operators to vacate the city centre with "immediate effect", said the state-run Herald.

The minister was speaking at a briefing with top security officials.

Source: News24

More Zimbabwe News

Access More
Loading data...
{{item.TITLE}}

{{item.SOURCE}}

Zimbabwe News.Net

{{item.TITLE}}

{{item.SOURCE}}

Zimbabwe News.Net

Sign up for Zimbabwe News

a daily newsletter full of things to discuss over drinks.and the great thing is that it's on the house!