Police, Lusaka Vendors Clash

Police in Lusaka this afternoon fought running battles with vendors as they attempted to throw them off the streets in view of the Cosafa tournament that kicks off tomorrow.

A similar operation was conducted in Kitwe but the Lusaka mission failed after the situation ran out of control.

The vendors mobilized themselves and fought back forcing the police to fire teargas throwing the city into turmoil.

The Patriotic Front government that has abated street vending has now turned its back on the vendors who they have been harbouring despite an outcry from the public.

The regional Cosafa tournament kicks off tomorrow with government in panicky mode following the heavy vending culture that has been entrenched under the PF government.