Harare City Council says it will again destroy illegal businesses operating from roadsides to ensure that the city retains its lustre.
This follows the re-surfacing of illegal structures in areas such as Westlea, Dzivaresekwa, Waterfalls, at Zindoga Shopping Centre, Mbudzi roundabout area, Sunningdale and Mbare after municipal police and the Zimbabwe Republic Police destroyed them in a joint operation in January. Said Chideme:
We will not get tired of removing such structures no matter how beautiful the new structures look.
We are actually encouraging them to start removing their structures because when we come we will just demolish the properties and it will be a loss on their investment. We will not rest until the city of Harare is clean.
Businesses operating illegally along Tynwald Road in Westlea and Solomon Mujuru Drive (formerly Kirkman Drive) and along Bulawayo Road were also demolished during the blitz.
However, the affected roadside traders have already moved back and built newer and better structures.