Harare City Council (HCC) has distanced itself from land surveys and or allocations in St Martins’ saying its employee Bernard Mukuna was acting in his individual capacity. In a statement seen by Pindula News, the local government authority warned land seekers against buying land from “these bogus agents.” Reads the statement:
SURVEY AND ALLOCATIONS OF STANDS IN ST. MARTINS
Members of the public are advised that the City of Harare has not authorised any land surveys on stands 40171 – 40256 in St Martins or allocations of the same.
It has come to our attention that our former employee Bernard Mukuna who is allegedly representing J. Chigamba Land Surveyors is carrying out land surveys and subsequent allocation of the above-mentioned stands illegally. The relevant authorities have been notified of these illegal activities.
Home seekers are encouraged to stay away from these bogus agents as they risk losing their hard-earned cash.
THE ACTING TOWN CLERK TOWN HOUSE HARARE
Harare City Council is one of the local government authorities that have in the past demolished hundreds of residential stands arguing that they were located within undesignated sites such as water courses or flood plains and or that they had been illegally acquired.