Demolitions Render 27 Families Homeless in Zimbabwe

By Beauty Muchakazi

About 27 families were left homeless on Wednesday after Harare City Council demolished their illegal structures in Budiriro and Glen Norah. Council said the houses were constructed on State land reserved for other purposes. The victims bought the stands from a housing cooperative called Tembwe Housing Cooperative that started operating in 2010.

Some of the victims interviewed by The Herald said they were not aware that the land was not designated for residential purposes. Tembwe Housing Cooperative vice chairperson Mr Dominic Shuche alleged that there was corruption in the manner in which their houses were demolished.