Juju drama halts demolitions

Demolitions of informal traders’ stalls at Mbudzi roundabout were temporally halted Monday after a suspected juju case at one of the stalls.



A mechanical failure of the bulldozer trusted to do the work was blamed on juju, attracting multitudes of onlookers and giving some traders time to unpack their wares.

One of the unregistered traders identified as King Irie confronted the clamp down team led by municipal police when they reached his stall.


He challenged the municipal police arguing why they were also targeting people living with disabilitie


“You can’t destroy my property, at least show mercy on my business. This is my only source of livelihoo


“This will not end well,” said King Irie attracting wild cheers.

Immediately after the confrontation the bulldozer developed a mechanical fault, before completing demolitions at King Irie’s spot.


Witnesses claimed they saw one young man splashing traditional snuff at the bulldozer loader before disappearing into the crowd.


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