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Date:
28 April 2017
Country:
Zimbabwe
Title:
Why brutalising food vendors hits Africa’s growing cities where it hurts
Publication:
News 24
Description:

"In January this year, the Harare City Council in Zimbabwe accused informal food vendors of spreading typhoid. The council then attempted to confiscate, and destroy, all perishable food items that were being hawked in the central business district. Many vendors fought back, resulting in deadly clashes over a series of days in the opposition run capital city.  Sadly, such violent treatment of workers in informal markets is all too common in African cities." This article cites WIEGO research.

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