Chombo had set Monday as the deadline for unregistered vendors to vacate city streets or face forcible eviction by security agents, including the Zimbabwe national army.
|High Court Orders Police, Army to Stop Evicting Vendors|
The order came after Small Enterprises Minister, Sithembiso Nyoni, had already announced the postponement of the evictions to June 23rd.
Justice Felistas Chatukuta did not disclose the full judgement but said the reasons would follow on a later date.
ZISO lawyer, Chris Mhike, told VOA Studio 7 they hope that all the ministers cited in the case and Manyenyeni will abide by the High Court ruling.
Harare city councillor, Peter Moyo, of the Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai said government is trying to pass the buck onto the council when it is failing to provide jobs for the people who have no choice but to go onto the streets.
Secretary general, Dumisani Ncube of the Bulawayo Upcoming Traders’ Association, noted that despite the reprieve illegal vendors won’t regularize their business.
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