Demolitions Begin in Chirundu's 'Baghdad'

By Walter Nyamukondiwa

Chirundu Local Board has started demolishing makeshift structures where more than 2 000 people are living in squalid conditions amid an outcry that alternative accommodation has not been provided.

The phased demolition is targeting the holding area commonly known as Baghdad, where thousands of people live without proper sanitary amenities like toilets and clean drinking water.

Residents in the area use buckets and the nearby bushes to relieve themselves.