Articles tagged 'murambatsvina'

Murambatsvina victims live in squalor 28 December 2018 HARARE - Victims of the infamous Operation Murambatsvina are still suffering in silence a decade later as government's promise to relocate them is yet to be fulfilled. Government, led by the City of Harare spearheaded and launched a massive insensitive demolition of illegal houses in 2005 dubb...
Should Mugabe account for past crimes? 20 November 2017 HARARE - Anaysts are divided on whether President Robert Mugabe should be prosecuted for past crimes, committed during his 37 years in power, in the event that he resigns or is pushed out. During his time as president, Mugabe master-minded the Gukurahundi massacres and the infamous 2005 Operat...
Council to demolish 324 illegal settlements 28 September 2014 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC), has served 324 illegal settlers in Glen Norah with 48-hour notices to move or risk having their structures demolished. HCC spokesperson Leslie Gwindi yesterday said the eviction notices are in line with Section 18(2) of the Urban Councils by-laws SI 109 of 1...
Murambatsvina curse haunts Zim 30 March 2014 HARARE - With government and local municipalities failing, despite lofty plans and pronouncements, to clear the ever-growing urban housing backlog, many home seekers are still paying for the sins of greedy land barons. Since the country’s switch to the multi-currency system, home seekers have ...
Residents vow to resist demolitions 15 December 2013 HARARE - Government's plans to demolish houses in Chitungwiza faces stiff resistance as residents in Seke Unit 'O' Extension  have vowed to strongly resist any such move. This follows a consultative  meeting held on Friday. Recent findings from the Matiza report laying bare massive corrupti...
Demolitions 'callous, inhumane' 21 November 2013 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has demanded that the Zanu PF-led government stops the “madness of destroying people's homes and livelihoods.” Speaking to the Daily News on Tuesday after touring suburbs in Ruwa, Zimre Park and Damafalls where police demolished tuck shops, the form...
It's yet another Murambatsvina 11 November 2013 HARARE - Fear has gripped Harare residents as government's planned demolition of illegal structures in the capital begins tomorrow. Coinciding with the onset of the rainy season, authorities will on Tuesday be moving in to clear slums across Harare, where 4 million people live. Since last w...
Harare slums face demolition 1 November 2013 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) will  on Wednesday initiate a clean-up campaign targeting illegal structures, officials have said. Tendai Mahachi, the Harare town clerk,  told a press conference at Town House yesterday that the campaign, which is set to begin on November 4 in Mbare's ward 3...