In a dire warning for Harare residents Information Permanent Secretary Nick Mangwana has stated that government will be carrying out demolitions of illegal houses.
The warning, which follows other demolitions by Council, follows allegations of connicance between Council officials and land barons.
Mangwana has however said the coming operation will aim for all involved parties.
“Expect demolitions of illegal structures, arrests of illegal vendors, land barons, sand and water poachers, money changers, closure of unregistered businesses and closing of unlicensed shops in Harare”.
“Lawlessness is being clamped on”, he said in a social media message.
Earlier this year Harare City Council also issued a warning to owners of illegal structures that if they do not remove the structures voluntarily, the council will step in and demolish them.