Saturday, 9 July 2011

Mwanza city director blamed over clashes

From IPPMedia/The Guardian, Dar es Salaam
By The Guardian Reporter

The Mwanza city council authorities are blamed for fuelling violence among petty traders, city militia and the police in Wednesday’s fracas, it has been said.

During the fracas, seven people were wounded, shops and vehicles set on fire and property damaged.

The incongruity is alleged to have been caused by Mwanza city director Wilson Kabwe, who has not been involving Mwanza city mayor Josephati Manyerere (Chadema) in plans to remove vendors from the city centre.

Addressing reporters yesterday, Manyerere said the chaos that happened was a result of misunderstandings between him and the city director.

He said when the office of the city director planned to relocate the vendors who invaded a mosque and an Indian nursery school, he was not informed.

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