“I’ve Been Growing Maize Here For Years” As Council Clashes With Residents

Harare City Council has clashed with residents in Glenview South after its workers reportedly invaded lands near Feroworks Paddocks which residents have been using to grow crops for time immemorial.

Among the annoyed residents are 70-year-old Gogo Elizabeth Seumeni and 80-year-old Sekuru Thomas Makuvaza who revealed to ZBC News that urban farming was their only source of livelihood.

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I have been growing maize here for the past twenty years and surprisingly after buying my inputs and finishing preparations for this year, the City Council workers have come to invade our land, this is where we used to survive from, this is not fair, does this mean that if you are a council worker you have the right to invade our plots.

Residents believe that council workers are illegally taking away their lands and they want the city fathers to intervene.

Harare Town Clerk Engineer Hosiah Chisango reportedly told ZBC News that the City of Harare does not have any law that gives power to its workers to takeover urban farming land from residents.

More: ZBC News

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