Covid-19 Kills Housing Affordability

By Correspondent The Covid-19 pandemic and resultant mitigatory measures such as lockdowns, has resulted in decreased chances for home seekers to afford houses, this according to a housing report. The Africa Housing Finance report says “due to reduced employment opportunities, the COVID-19 lockdown has not improved housing affordability in Zimbabwe. “This is also due to…

I Underestimated Land Barons- Muguti

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Harare Provincial Development Coordinator(PDC), Tafadzwa Muguti has opened up on his fight against land barons saying he has suffered blackmailing and threats of harm after ruffling feathers of both ZANU PF and MDC Alliance. In a social media post, Muguti said despite serious damage to his reputation and threat of harm, he…

Harare Council to Demolish Tuckshops

By Staff reporter Harare City Council has ordered  all informal traders operating illegal tuckshops to remove them before February 18 or have them demolished. In a statement Council alleged the illegal structures were the cause of recent urban flooding citing that an operation to remove the structures is already in the pipeline. “All illegal tuckshop…

Mnangagwa’s Land Baron Crusade is Still Weak

By Correspondent This past week notorious Chitungwiza land baron Frederick Mabamba and former Labour Minister Petronella Kagonye were arrested over illegal land deals supposedly sharpening the government’s fight against land dealers. It’s a continuation of the land saga that has seen Chitungwiza residents having floods in their homes and Budiriro residents having demolitions late last…

Mafume Granted $40 000 Bail. 

By James Martin High Court Judge Justice  Benjamin Chikowero has granted Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume $40 000 bail ending one month incaceration for the Ward 17 Councillor.  As part of his bail conditions Mafume was ordered not to interfere with witnesses, to reside at his given address and to report once per week to the…