Responding to threats by Zanu PF Manicaland Province youth leader, Mubuso Chinguno that they would use “land reform style” invasions to acquire residential stands, Mutare mayor Tatenda Nhamarare said that the local authority will not allow Zanu PF youths to illegally occupy its land without following the proper housing procedures.
We will not allow anyone to go against our housing policy. It’s illegal; we won’t allow such practices.
Addressing party youths during a 21st February Movement clean-up campaign at Meikles Park in Mutare, Chinguno had said:
Our programme to allocate stands to youths is progressing well in other districts serve for Mutare where we are meeting a stiff resistance from the council. So the best way forward is to adopt the land reform type of approach. The issue will be regularised whilst we are already on the ground. If we try to follow the council procedures it will take us decades to be allocated residential stands.