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Foreign traders plead for protection after MK vets chase them away from Durban flea market

According to the traders, members of Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) came to the Workshop flea market on and demanded they shut down their business operations

Foreign traders plead for protection after MK vets chase them away from Durban flea market

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Durban – FOREIGN nationals involved in informal business in the Durban CBD have urged the government to intervene after MK veterans chased them away from the Workshop flea market. According to the traders, members of Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) came to the market on Monday last week and demanded they shut down their business operations. Last week, MKMVA members evicted foreign shop owners in the CBD, while some had their shops looted and damaged. Trader, Smith Enebebholo said that since the incident they had had no income and were living in fear. “What is happening is uncalled for and all we want is to work and feed our families,” he said.

He accused eThekwini Municipality’s Business Support Unit of failing to protect them, saying they had permits to operate in the market.

He claimed that…

Sakhiseni Nxumalo

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