About 400 make shift stalls at Lusaka’s Town Centre Market have been demolished by the Council.
The stalls were razed in the early hours of – Saturday.
The traders were enraged by the turn of events claiming they were not given adequate notification.
Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) Ward 14 Chairperson, Webby Phiri and a hardware trader Daniel Mwansa complained that the council only circulated a memo around 18;30 hours – Friday notifying them of the impending demolitions.
They say the the local authority had initially notified them of the demolitions with a pledge that this would only be done, after allocating them 400 alternative trading spaces to conduct their business.
The traders say no alternative trading place has been allocated to them.
Most traders were found sifting through the rubble comprising iron sheets and planks.