Thursday, September 24, 2009

Elderly woman killed in demonstration

from SWRadioAfrica

A seventy-year old Harare woman was killed on Monday when informal traders demonstrating against the closure of market stalls in Mbare were stoned by a group of rowdy youths. Martha Chitambira is reported to have taken part in a demonstration led by the Zimbabwe Home Industries and Markets Association. Unidentified youths, suspected of trying to take advantage of the protest and steal from the protestors, then threw stones at their victims. Chitambira sustained head injuries and died on admission at Harare Hospital...

go to article...some big shots are getting the stands and subletting them for a huge profit to poor vendors.

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