The city vegetable market that was established two years ago is now a white elephant despite council reportedly having injected thousands of dollars into the project.
Located along First Street, the market was meant to offer space to scores of vendors who have since invaded verandahs in central Marondera thereby clashing with business owners.
Council erected some toilets and cleared the ground to construct some structures but the project has since stalled with authorities saying they will soon complete it.
A visit to the area shows that driving school companies have taken over the space for their own benefits while overgrown grass has surrounded the yet to be completed toilet structure.
Marondera Mayor Chengetai Murowa yesterday confirmed that some driving schools have invaded the place.
“We are aware that some driving schools are now operating at the new market place. It is just temporal. We are trying all our best to make sure that the project is concluded,” he said.
Vendors have been involved in running battles with both municipal cops and the ZRP officers who have failed to remove them from the CBD.
The broke council is also expected to collect meaningful revenue by selling vending spaces once the project is completed.