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    Masvingo a criers’ city



    ALMA MUKUNGUMA /
    VIMBISO TANYANYIWA

    MASVINGO –
    Vendors who were removed from the city centre in August last year have invaded the city again with all pavements, open spaces and roads congested.
    The development has brought back chaos in the city. Criers' are all over the city using loud speakers to market their wares particularly rat, ants and coackroach poisons.
    The noise is so loud that people in offices can hardly work. Asked for comment, Masvingo Town Clerk Adof Gusha said, "there is nothing that can be done to these vendors since they were given a selling points but they keep defying that offer.
    The vendors who spoke to The Mirror said that they have moved into the CBD because the designated places they were sent to by the council did not have much business and there was also serious competition for customers in those areas.
    They said a full day can pass without them getting one customer at Chitima Trading Centre and Garikai Hlalani Kuhle.
    Some vendors said they are after money and in town they can get fast money.
    "We have moved from Chitima and Garikai Hlalani Kuhle because we are after customers in town. Taking for instance during pay days workers withdraw their money from banks and prefer buying in town rather than walking long distance to Chitima Trading Centre or Flee market to buy anything which they can attain in town'' she says.
    Another vendor said she has not closed any of her markets at designated selling points but she is gaining from both sides.local news
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