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tenants face eviction by City of Harare
Residents Association (CHRA)
December 11, 2006
Mabvuku- residents here who have lived
in municipal houses since 1994 have been given seven days to vacate
them to pave way for City of Harare employees and Zanu PF supporters
The municipality has previously taken
similar action in Glen Norah and Highfield, where City employees
have been allocated houses being occupied by other people.
One of the affected tenants Kumbirai
Zinyemba, who lives at House Number 31 Muroti Street, Chizhanje
area said they have been paying their rentals to the City of Harare
in time and find no plausible reason for the municipality to evict
"The rainy season is around the corner
and I would not find anywhere to house my family if the City of
Harare evicts me," she said. "My rentals are up to date. Receipts
are available. The City of Harare has been sending notices of eviction
to us since last year. When we go to enquire about it they just
tell us to continue paying."
It is believed that around 120 tenants
who have been receiving these letters were served with eviction
letters last Wednesday 06 December 2006. There are between 2 000
and 3 000 people resident in Chizhanje area.
CHRA is documenting all the affected
people so that court action is taken.
Budiriro: people living around Area
"2" have been facing problems of constant sewer bursts which the
municipality has totally failed to address. Budiriro has experienced
serious water shortages that threaten a disease outbreak. The matter
could not escape the attention of the State-controlled Sunday Mail
which also highlighted it in the issue of 10 December 2006.
Glen View: We received a report that
the area around Munyarari Business Centre in Glen View 3 was
flowing with raw sewerage, especially in areas around 10th
through to 13th street. The City of Harare has been advised
but still has not acted, three weeks after the first report was
Kuwadzana Extension: Emilia Chakatsva,
a member of CHRA in the area has reported that treated water is
being lost through leakages from the main water tank in the area.
A report was made at the Citys sub-office in the area but
they have not acted. Water continues to flow along the main road.
Mbare National: Piles of garbage continue
to increase at intersections in most streets in the area.
the CHRA fact
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