The Bulawayo City Council has revealed that there are 35 buildings within the city which have been condemned in the interests of public safety. This comes after three people were injured and one was killed when a building housing Simbisa Brands restaurant Nandos collapsed along Jason Moyo last weekend. However, the Council noted that the building which collapsed was not on the list of condemned buildings. Bulawayo council spokesperson Mrs Nesisa Mpofu said:
As at the 31st December 2016, 35 buildings were condemned
Regular building inspections are done to all buildings in the city and should defect be noted on any of these buildings, including those with historic merit, corrective measures that ensure safety, stability and preservation of historic outlook are prescribed to the owners of such buildings.
However, she refused to name the condemned buildings. On the collapse of the Nandos building, Mrs Mpofu refused to comment say the council investigation was still ongoing.
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