Marondera to move residents

flats_maronderaMARONDERA The Town council here has resolved to move over 35 people from the squalid Rusike and Marondera Hostels, which are now beyond repair, and resettle them at Labour Farm.

The hostels, that now have no windows or doors, were built during the colonial era and the council says that they have become havens of vice.

In an interview, the Mayor of Marondera, Farai Nyandoro, said in May this year the council resolved that the hostels, that used to have 400 inhabitants but now have only 35 families, are no longer fit for human beings.

“We have therefore resolved to demolish the hostels as soon as the summer starts, said Nyandoro.

He said the council should have moved the people immediately, but could not proceed with the engineers recommendations because of the winter cold.

“We have identified Labour Farm that is owned by Marondera Town Council and renovations of farm houses there are currently underway. We have given the people who are still at the hostels notices to vacate, but some of them have vowed not to leave. We are however not going to stop with the demolitions and we will start either in August or September,” said Nyandoro.

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