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Bulawayo City council in trouble for shooting and injuring vendors

The ruling party Zanu-PF has criticized Bulawayo City Council for shooting and injuring unarmed vendors in the CBD.


Government spokesman Nick Mangwana said on Twitter: “Yesterday @CityofBulawayo shot and seriously injured common people trying to eke a living. One still has a bullet lodged in his groin. The deafening silence from the so-called “Human Rights Defenders” betrays their politics. Do human rights violations have a totem now?”

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One commenter @MavhungaTW said, “It’s a very sad development, how can you use live ammunition to remove vendors from undesignated places?, without even building them structures to operate from, where do you expect these people to get the next meal from, we don’t have to be heartless.”

In other news – Pastor arrested for killing Zimbabwean thigh vendor on Sabbath Day

A Botswana Seventh-day Adventist Church (SDA) pastor has been linked with the alleged murder of a suspected Zimbabwean commercial sex worker in December 2022.

She was found dead in her house in Maun on 24 December last year.Learn More

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