Harare Demolitions to Render Thousands Homeless
By Abigail Mawonde
Thousands of people in the capital will soon be homeless as Harare City Council has embarked on a massive demolition of illegal structures in 19 undesignated settlements that have been identified.
Harare has been under MDC-T councillors since 2000, and the opposition-dominated council stands accused of fomenting the prevailing chaos manifest in flagrant disregard of city by-laws that has led to the mushrooming of illegal settlements on undesignated land, the kombi and vendor menace in the CBD, among other ills.
Council officials claim the demolitions are meant to bring sanity as some structures were being erected without approval from the responsible city departments.