The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) said the houses that it demolished adjacent to Heroes Acre military base were built illegally.
Director Army Public Relations Lieutenant Colonel Alphios Makotore on Wednesday told H-Metro that the houses had encroached the cantonment zone neighbouring Belvedere West suburb. He said:
The houses had been allocated at the army base land and some councillors had corruptly allocated houses.
We are in liaison with the City of Harare and they’re carrying out eviction from the high court order they attained.
Harare City Council (HCC) spokesperson Michael Chideme said it is not true that there are evictions going on in various illegal settlements.
He said HCC did not remove any illegal structures in Belvedere West this week though the residents were occupying land illegally.
Chideme said Council has had a number of court orders to remove the illegal structures and it was advising all people who were served with eviction orders to voluntarily move off the illegally occupied pieces of land.