Murambatsvina victims battle for survival

FIFTEEN years after the infamous Operation Murambatsvina hit home industries in Harare, Silvanos Reza is still struggling to turn his life around.


He operates from Gazaland home industries where hundreds of other informal traders found an open space to continue with their work
Black soot from burning tyres greeted members of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), which visited Glen View home industries and Gazaland in Highfield last week.

Most of the people working at the two industries like Reza were affected by Operation Murambatsvina in 2005 and had their little shops demolished. They narrated their ordeals at the hands of government during that black period.