Government Promises Demolitions of Houses

Own Correspondent 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…

Chitungwiza Demolitions Cancelled

Correspondent The Chitungwiza Municipality has cancelled planned house demolitions after a threat to sue them by residents through the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR). Council Threatened with Litigation A statement by the Council on Sunday 11 October 2020 resolved to stop the demolitions following tacit admissions the move violates people‚Äôs fundamental rights. In a…

Images: Epworth Demolitions Cascade to Houses

By Marshall Bwanya Epworth demolitions have now cascaded to several ‘illegal’ houses and toilets located in ward 6 and 7. Several Epworth residents this week were left homeless and are likely to face the approaching winter without adequate shelter or housing amenities after local authorities graders demolished their houses and toilets. Epworth Local Board District…

Demolitions Hailed for Bringing Order

By Correspondent Informal traders and vendors were not benefitting the Norton Town Council (NTC) and revenue will actually improve in the aftermath of demolitions, an NTC official has said. Speaking to one local publication Reggie Gavara, the NTC Public Relations Officer, says they was a lot corruption which now has no room to thrive following…

Demolitions to Continue, Ruled as Legal

By James Martin The Ministry of Local Government and Public Works has ordered the resumption of demolitions of Small and Medium Enterprises’ informal structures in urban centres countrywide. This follows a final court ruling that the demolitions are legal. A week ago Chitungwiza Residents Trust and Kushinga Epworth Residents Association won a temporary interdict against…