CHIREDZI –The stinky Banana flea market in ward six has raised the ire of residents who accuse council of not doing anything to bring order, clean up the place and provide reliable refuse removal services.
Takunda Macheka, a resident who lives close to the market, said he is disturbed by the levels of filth at the fruit and vegetable market.
"Council should do something because it's getting worse. Rotten fruits are dumped anywhere and the place has become one big stink. It's a breeding ground for mosquitoes and all sorts of things," said Macheka.
Chiredzi Residents Rate Payers Association (Chirra) secretary Munyaradzi Chindowe said council has to put more bins and provide all the necessary services to make sure sanity prevails at the market.
"Council should be pro-active rather than always trying to react to problems on the ground. They should have seen it coming but they didn't. Now it seems out of hand," said Chindowe.
The overcrowded market has seen vendors leaving designated areas of trade to get closer to customers and the place has been described by many residents as a potential health disaster area where cholera can break out anytime.
Fruits and vegetables are now haphazardly sold from any point that traders think is more strategic.
No comment could immediately be obtained from council officials.local