By Langton Ncube|The President Emmerson Mnangwa administration has sanctioned the and destroyed 39 houses in Arcadia, Harare.
Most of the houses which were on Tuesday destroyed by the Harare City Council with the authority of government were built 20 years ago.
Harare City Council spokesperson Michael Chideme said residents had been given adequate warning prior to the demolitions.
“We know they were there, but that is not an excuse. The warning letters were there to let them know of our intentions,”he said.
Chideme said the destroyed houses were illegally built on service land meant for pipes and sewage systems.