History Repeating Itself As Houses Are Demolished in Chitungwiza


[Financial Gazette]IN 2005, a report by United Nations special envoy on human settlement issues, Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, found some disturbing irregularities in an ad hoc programme the government had embarked on to clean up the city. Dubbed Operation Murambatsvina, the exercise which was meant to bring back sanity in the capital city triggered displacements, demolitions and even loss of lives, among other inequities, as a humanitarian crisis of gigantic magnitude unfolded.