About 600 Mutare residents have finally received housing stands under the Dangamvura link-road project in Mutare following delays caused by COVID-19 and boardroom battles in the Destiny of Africa Network (DANET).
The project was delayed by boardroom squabbles pitting Obadiah Musindo’s DANET and Manicaland chairperson Wilson Masokowere and treasurer Temba Sauramba. The boardroom battles eventually spilt into the courts.
Musindo had applied for spoliation and ancillary relief order against Masokowere and Sauramba but the court ruled that he had failed to exhaust available remedies.
Masokowere confirmed to NewsDay that the beneficiaries of the housing scheme have started occupying their residential stands. He said:
l can confirm that 600 residents are now in their homes as l speak. We have well serviced the area just like any other projects and we are really pleased that people are now occupying their stands.