The Plight of the Disabled Vendor


At the beginning of December last year the Council launched yet another crackdown on vendors and I witnessed the wrath of the Council police in the Central Business District of Harare. With unemployment around the highest in the world, Zimbabwe's disabled are the last to be hired and so to earn a living most resort to selling cell phone airtime, sweets, clothes, watches and fruit from the pavement, freely mixing with their able bodied fellow vendors.