Outlook for informal economy in Zimbabwe is dire after harsh Covid-19 response
Since April, the Zimbabwean government has waged a crackdown on informal street vendors, criminalising their activities and tearing down their stalls
Zimbabwe’s informal workforce, which comprises 85% of the country’s total number of workers, is struggling to recover from Covid-19 lockdown measures after authorities cleared traders from the streets for three weeks from March to April.
Working hours continue to be limited by a curfew, while street vendors have been squeezed by dwindling disposable incomes in the country...
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