Vending business on the road near Blantyre Market on Friday proved dangerous as a minibus missed the road and rammed into the vendors’ stalls.
Blantyre City Council (BCC) has since vowed to take the vendors off the roadside this week.
According to Blantyre Police spokesperson Lameck Thembachako, four passengers in the minibus were injured after it rammed into the stalls before hitting an electricity pole to a halt.
He said the driver, Blessings Kaira, 38, lost control of the vehicle registration BP7119 due to brake failure.
However, BCC chief executive officer Ted Nandolo said although they have been chasing vendors, they always return.
“We have tried to avoid fights, but next week, we will move them out as that area is prone to accidents and it inconveniences pedestrians,” said Nandolo in an interview.