News:Councillors Raise Concern Over New Land Invasions. Say MPs Are Giving Out Land For Vote Buying
Councillor Resias Masunda noted that the fresh land invasions are not about resident requiring stands but there is an agenda behind. Fellow Councillor, Wilton Janjazi pointed out that there are some Members of Parliament who were parceling council land for vote buying. He mentioned Zanu-PF's Terence Mukupe, Kuwadzana legislator Betty Kaseke and Harare South Constituency MP Shadreck Mashayamombe as examples.
Janjazi also highlighted that legislators should not interfere with council business. Councillors resolved to engage Local Government Minister, Saviour Kasukuwere and the police to help them solve the issue since they do not have arresting powers.
The City fathers also raised concern over garbage which is being left near drains after clearance.
Harare City Council has of recent witnessed the mushrooming of illegal settlements across the capital due to land barons who have been selling State and council land to unsuspecting home-seekers, pocketing thousands of dollars from the illicit deals. In June 2016, Kaseke had sought the intervention of the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Saviour Kasukuwere to regularise stands in Kuwadzana’s paddock area which is council land, considering the scarcity of housing land.
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