Today marks the end of the 7 days grace period for Betelnut vendors in NCD. Vendors who failed to adhere to the orders faced the force of police.
There was destruction of Lareva market and closure of betelnut outlets.
Police chased and destroyed make-shift markets set up by vendors’ yesterday afternoon leaving everything to ashes.
This has sparked anger resulting in threats to NCD Governor Powes Parkop and his family by vendors and suppliers of Betelnut.