The officers destroyed the make shift structures erected by the vendors on freedom way, Cha cha cha, Lumumba and all the subsidiary streets in town.Â Â Â
By press time, police sealed off all the major roads and vehicles were forced to use
And scores of vendors, who were caught unawares, watched helpless as the uncompromising law enforcement officers took full control of the streets.
Recently LCC warned the street vendors to vacate the streets and relocate to designated trade centres.
The council advised vendors to start trading from the new Soweto Market and other
markets in compounds.
The decision to chase the vendors from streets comes in the wake of the street vendors’Â defiance of the 48 hour-ultimatum in which to leave the streets, issued by
Meanwhile, efforts by ZANIS to get comments from LCC Public Relations Officer Chanda Makanta on the latest development proved futile as her mobile was constantly not reachable.
Â And Police spokesperson, Bonny Kapeso refused to comment on the matter.