HARARE has 70 illegal housing cooperatives with the local authority urging police to expedite arrests of land barons who have continued to unlawfully settle on council land.

The arrest of the land barons will be followed by demolition of all illegal structures.

Of the 70 dubious cooperatives, 43 were in Budiriro high density suburb. Most of them forced themselves on to council land ahead of the July 31, 2013 general elections.

The Education, Health and Community Development committee of Harare last week deliberated on the matter and resolved that land barons should be arrested while council also assess the level of invasions in the city.

"The housing director reported that the city of Harare investigations committee in liaison with the police (law and order) commence investigations on land invasions on August 14," minutes of the full council meeting read.

"The investigations committee had to date identified 70 dubious housing cooperatives engaged in land invasions in various districts, with Budiriro topping the list with 43 housing cooperatives."

Twenty-five land barons have so far been arrested while council also called for the arrests of several others who were still at large.

Harare is fighting land invasions that have seen the mushrooming of illegal structures and settlements in the city.

Council has engaged police to ensure the illegal structures were demolished after facing resistance. The City Fathers roped in the police to ensure that all those who settled illegally on council properties should be arrested and brought before the court.

Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere has been on a campaign to ensure no illegal settlements mushroomed.

Kasukuwere's drive has seen the demolition of some illegal houses in Budiriro, Glen Norah, Westlea and Chitungwiza.

The majority of illegal settlers have been served with 48 hour notices but have defied the order, vowing to fight back if council steps in to demolish their structures.




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bra baxstah
+1 # bra baxstah 2015-11-02 10:20
:-? Vanoita sevanokudai ivo vasingakudei kkkkk if am not mistaken same pple vakupaza ndovaienda kurally kusame places dzavakupaza vaisaona here time yacho?
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Solo
+1 # Solo 2015-11-02 10:56
The Zimbabwe Government is very insensitive, why do they allow people to build houses then they come to demolish? It's a waste of resources. A house is a basic human requirement and people believe that its easy to get a house through a housing cooperative than joining the waiting list at The City of Harare.

In any case it is the duty of the government to make sure all people have a roof over their head. In RSA the government builds houses for the citizens while the Zim govt demolishes the houses built by the citizens.
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selele
0 # selele 2015-11-02 12:58
Pakuparadza chete Karukuwere anodanwa achinzwa.
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SIR TALENT
0 # SIR TALENT 2015-11-02 14:23
WE WILL FIGHT THIS TIME majaira zvakapusa
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Mwana WaGushungo
0 # Mwana WaGushungo 2015-11-02 16:37
That is poor thinking chaiyo . Vanhu varikunetseka kutsvaga pekugara and then someone wakes up one morning and says we are destroying those houses . Padzaivakwa maivepi , ko macooperative acho anongonyuka sei pasina arikuona kuti vanhu vakubirwa mari . Nott acceptable at all :eek: :sad:
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jimalo
0 # jimalo 2015-11-03 23:58
mese munopenga ndipi nyika yaunongovaka paunoda Lenesia kuJoburg dzakaitwa sei.Two weeks ago Inanda,Durban dzakaitwa semi?kana paapaZim hanzi hutsinye wakamboona kupi councillor anopega dzimba mari achitambira pasina invoice.Wake up zimbos every piece of land in basa yayakasiirwa nemunicipality zvikoro zvinovakwa pai maclinics paid kukaita outbreak ye cholera vanhu vanoiswa pai Mimi mavara magaps ese dzimba nepastorm water drainagemvura inoerera nepai punzirwai
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SIR TALENT
0 # SIR TALENT 2015-11-04 07:11
UNOPEŅGA NDIWE PPLE IN CHITUNGWIŹA BOUGHT OR VAKATEÑGÀ MA STANDS BABA KU LOCAL GVT but ndokupihwa ipapo after wasting a ĺot of money yekuvaka vonzi vapaze .ITS NEVER THE SAME LIKE IN SOUTH AFRICA nekuti in S.A vanenge vasina ķubisa kana mari ye Stand vanongoisa Mikuku or jarata so Kuputswa kweJARATA ne House of briçks zvakafanana here and don't forget kuti mu ZIMBABWEAN anenge abuda ziya kuti mari ye Stand ayiwane.

JIMALO (censored) yako .

LETS JOIN HANDS AND FIGHT BACK TANZWA NEKUDYIRWA MARI this time it will be the bloood of those who are sent to demolish.
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