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52 000 Illegal Houses In Harare Metropolitan Province

52 000 Illegal Houses In Harare Metropolitan Province

Harare Metropolitan Province has 52 000 illegal houses of which 25 000 are in Chitungwiza, a dormitory town less than 30km south of the capital.

This was said by Harare Metropolitan Provincial Affairs and Devolution secretary Tafadzwa Muguti on Tuesday.

Muguti was speaking at a consultation workshop on the preparation of the Chitungwiza Municipality master plan. He said;

Due to the absence of council master plans, land barons, and politicians grabbed the opportunity to amass ill-gotten wealth.

As we speak, dysfunctional settlements are the order of the day in towns such as Chitungwiza. We have over 52 000 illegal settlements in Harare province.

Some have no documents and some have corrupt documents. In Chitungwiza, we have 25 000.

Government is having a headache trying to clear a mess that has been created by some opportunists who are not even council workers or government officials.

Muguti said Chitungwiza municipality has been operating without a master plan since 1996. He said:

This saw the local authority facing a lot of challenges, chief among them uncontrolled development.

We have witnessed the invasion of institutional stands, recreational as well as servitude turned into residential properties and these uncoordinated developments are causing a lot of challenges in Chitungwiza.

If someone is corrupt, they should face the law. If we see you building without documentation, we will act immediately.

In the past, the government has demolished illegal houses in and around Harare as some of them were constructed on wetlands or land set aside for shops, schools, and sporting facilities, among other land uses. | NewsDay

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22 Comments

Mafirakureva 4 months ago

Illegal settlements are the least of our worries.
We have an illegal government. Sort that out, everything else falls into place


The King of Serpents 4 months ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂
Uchafira kureva iwe. But chokwadi chakanaka, zanupf ngaimbosuduruke, yazvitadza.

xxx 4 months ago

🤦🛖


Citizen raPep naChamisa 4 months ago

Ko ma tittle deeds ekuEpworth howfar


Gwinz 4 months ago

tirikutopihwa zvichienderana nemari yako

Citizen raPep naChamisa 4 months ago

Ko zvamakaswereswa muzuva muchitsva

The King of Serpents 4 months ago

Musanyepere vanhu. Funding zhinji inobva and is approved by the ministry of local government. So, kana mayor or councilor Ari weCCC, hapana mari yamunowana. Zanupf will use this tactic to tarnish opposition led councils.

VYBZ KARTEL 4 months ago

This housing mess has been caused by CCC led council mismanagement. They are the ones causing corruption and land barons sprouting up like mushrooms.


ğŸ˜Ž 4 months ago

Hezvo CCC ndeya riini nhaiwe Katero

Mafirakureva 4 months ago

CCC council that has been in place for less than 6 months! 52,000 houses constructed in that period?
Or is it ZANU that has impoverished people in 43 years??

@VYBZ, your brain is infected with maggots. Ndine mapiritsi that were left over from de-worming my dogs. Hama dzaVybz huyai mutore mumupe mapiritsi iwayo, pamwe makonye iwayo angapere

I 4 months ago

Mungaterere bhanditi?? He's not in touch with the reality outside of the walls

VYBZ KARTEL 4 months ago

Mdc cum CCC whatever you want to call it has failed dismally in running councils. If it were to run this country we will be lead by a kangaroo court full of clown's. Fokoro mese type dzana mafirakureva.

Mafirakureva 4 months ago

Dyoooo

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muparidzi 4 months ago

makuda kupwanya futi ka


ZANU PF 4 months ago

anopenga uyo CCC ine 6months Zanu ndoyakauraya kana wanzwa chirungu kwanzi since 1996 ndimi veZanu musina kurngeka mukangopfeka scarf muhuro mototyisa vanhu muchigadzika vanhu mumvura


VYBZ KARTEL 4 months ago

Kana uchigadzwa mumvra iwe ndiwe wega wakapusa ukutorerwa Mari nematsotsi Kasi haisi mhosva yako imhosva ye kanzuru ye CCC ikuda chiwoko muhomwe ne kushanda nema Baron.

Zuze 4 months ago

ZANU land barons by the way @VYBZ Ketero

+-+ 4 months ago

Okay Vybz tanzwa, imhosva yekanzuru dzeOpposition (MDC formed 99/CCC 2022) kubva 1996, ndibvunzewo kuti ko governing party ZANU (Ministry of LG) since 1996 yaitei kuti dambudziko iri ripere?

lana 4 months ago

@vybz kartel anotopenga chete muramba**** yatanga nhasi here iyi tibvire kumhepo hauna nyaya

Tk 4 months ago

Ini ndakapiwa nachombo musangano wezanu uchitungamira saka musanenera Ccc or Mdc tichinzi vhotera stand yako


Mlotshwa 4 months ago

I am impressed that the Minister alluded that the rot in our councils started in 1996.The bigman always says the Opposition led councils have failed.


Surprised onlooker 4 months ago

Vagari vekuChitungwiza, dzivarasekwa neGlenview neBudiriro varimushaya mvura iyo yakazara mudzoro raVybz ketero



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