Demolishing Houses Not the Answer

Shelter is one of the basic human rights, according to the United Nations and it appears heartless for local authorities to demolish houses for people, especially during this winter season when the temperatures are freezing cold.

Perhaps people will be persuaded to condemn Harare City Council for embarking on a demolition exercise of houses in 19 identified illegal locations as the local authority moves to arrest vice and restore the city to its former Sunshine City status.

While people who build houses on undesignated land only have themselves to blame when the bulldozers come calling, the MDC-T-dominated council is also culpable in standing idly by as houses go up, only to move in to demolish structures instead of staying true to the dictum; a stitch in time saves nine.