Mutasa, a high ranking Zanu (PF) politburo member and a senior government official as Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, said the demolitions would be insensitive.
“We are happy as Chitungwiza residents that a high ranking Zanu (PF) official and senior cabinet minister was raising issues to his colleagues, Ignatius Chombo, Minister of Local Government and his deputy Biggie Matiza,” said Chitungwiza Residents Trust in an interview with The Zimbabwean.
CHITREST said it concurred with Mutasa and provisions of the constitution that the proposed shelter demolitions would be inhuman and unconstitutional.
Addressing a Zanu (PF) inter-district Youth League conference in Harare last Saturday, Mutasa said: “Houses targeted for demolition would be spared, as destroying homes would be against objectives of Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation.
“Murambatsvina (Operation Clean-Up of 2005) came and we were despised. We do not want a repeat,” Mutasa said, wondering where the authorities were when the houses were constructed to roof level.
Chombo has vowed to carry out the demolitions, setting himself on a collision course with Mutasa and Zanu (PF).Post published in: News