Authorities suspend relocation of vendors

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Local government authorities have ordered the suspension of an exercise of removing vendors from the streets.

The order from the government comes amid running battles between city authorities and vendors in Blantyre and Limbe area.

Tuesday's riots erupted in Limbe, where the city officials tried to relocate street vendors to the designated market.  

In a statement, secretary for local government Charles Kalemba cites the current political tension in the country, to the suspension of the exercise. 

The tension follows the disputed May 21 presidential election results. 

 

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