OFFICERS of Kitwe City Council (KCC) yesterday confiscated goods belonging to Chinese traders who were conducting business on the streets in the central business district.
This follows complaints by local street vendors who were recently removed from the streets by the local authority.
KCC assistant public relations manager Dona Mbalwe said in an interview yesterday the officers confiscated phones and phone machines from the Chinese nationals who were conducting business on the street.
“We had a meeting yesterday with the street vendors who were complaining that we have allowed some Chinese nationals to operate on the streets. So this morning [Wednesday], we raided the central business district and confiscated their goods,” she said.
Kitwe has recently witnessed an increase in the number of Chinese nationals selling merchandise on the streets.