A total of thirty nine Arcadia homes were yesterday destroyed by the Harare council , leaving scores of residents homeless allegedly because they were illegally built two decades ago
A total of thirty nine Arcadia homes were today destroyed by the Harare council , leaving scores of residents homeless yesterday allegedly because they were illegally built two decades ago on service land which was reserved for drainage pipes and sewage systems.
Affected residents have lived there on average between threee and twenty years but were given warning letters before the demolitions by the council.
The demolitions, certainly brought back painful memories of the Operation Murambatsvina under deposed Mugabe which left over 700 000 homeless victims in 2005.
According to residents, they were given the go ahead to build but now that Mugabe’s cousin Chombo the former Home Affairs and later and later Finance Minister is under arrest and Mugabe was removed, the houses are being pulled down.
Investigations also revealed that the properties were built on illegal land, with no addresses, rent or water bills being paid
or official building plans relating to the structures, typical of a corrupt Zanu pf regime and how Chombo amassed his wealth.
This now proves what I always say, that Zanu Pf have no life time friends and when they don’t need you, they will abandon you at a time of your greatest need. most of the illegal structures country wide were built by Zanu pf and Mugabe supporters who voted the despot into power each time in an obvious vote buying scheme, so they have no one to blame but their own lack of foresight.
As sad as it appears, it is right to demolish illegal structures no matter how beautiful or expensive the property is because we don’t want to be like a typical third world African nation full of slums. Buildings must be authorised by government, plans given passed by safety authorities and everything checked throughout that standards are met. they knew what they were doing was illegal,..now let them face the music. newzimbabwevision only calls for government to do this in a humane manner and give the people safe alternatives, not throw them out to struggle in these hard times with no alternatives.
We all know that Arcadia is generally coloured community and call for the same rules to apply across the nation on all races, and tribes who have built illegally on farms, land near rivers and along flood plains and other areas where construction was not allowed. A community must not be targeted because of their race. We are all Zimbabweans and the law must apply equally to all.
I recently informed the people of Zimbabwe that President Emmerson Mnangagwa Zanu pf regime had dismissed 3 700 national youth service workers who had been dismissed only in July 2017 by the Public Service Ministry then reinstated by the deposed former president Robert Gabriel Mugabe in July.
It is claimed that the government wage bill by reduced by cutting down the number of unqualified youth officers by 3 739 from 7 269 to 3 530, a saving of US$1, 6 million per month and US$19, 3 million per year
According to the Finance Patrick Chinamasa the government would also lay off 528 members of the Civil Service who did not hold the requisite qualifications in terms of Section 18(4) e (ii) of the Civil Service Regulations would also be retired from government.
All these government plans make sense but in just as much as I argue that the same affected individuals knew all along when they were in such areas that they did not qualify and were only being funded by government to boost the number of votes for Zanu pf as they would all vote for Zanu pf and also being ‘green bombers, would beat up people and force people to vote Zanu pf.
Today ‘green bombers’, unqualified civil servants and those whose houses are being destroyed are only paying for their short sightedness in being used and doing everything illegally, so by right they should not complain. The law is the law and what we need is the restoration of order across our nation and this starts with having regard for the Rule of Law.
It is right to say, now, well done to the new Zimbabwe as they and criminals plus all Zanu pf stalwarts, Zim 1 family and securocrats all knew that they were doomed from day one and the only way that all their illegitimate activity could be sustained was to keep the despot Mugabe in power.
Now that the ’empire has fallen’ with the fall of Mugabe, they are beginning to feel the bite as we restore the Rule of Law. Now they are feeling what they put innocent democratic Zimbabweans through, for the last two decades, and if its what it takes to restore the Rule of Law, let it be!
However because the people of Zimbabwe are educated, and uphold a forgiving Christian peaceful spirit. The Discerning eye newzimbabwevision suggests that while we aim to rebuild the country, let us attempt to regularise whatever was wrongly or illegally done by the illegitimate Mugabe’s Zanu pf regime.
Throwing these people out just like that without alternatives, will simply create thousands of homeless families, beggars, criminals and effectively further punish the innocent, law abiding citizens who will have to shoulder the brunt of these knee jerk responses by government.
In my view, the government should have audited the Public Service Ministry youth and established their genuine qualifications then offered retraining and depoliticise them before reposting them to other areas in government. They should be made to reinvest their energy into rebuilding Zimbabwe, clean up streets, and dilapidated areas like Mbare and siyaso, alleys, under bridges, streets, pavements and other places, including gardening in public areas, schools, hospitals and building houses for the elderly and homeless, disabled, orphans and other marginalised groups, neighbour hood watch and a whole host of other positive practical activities that keep everyone happy, for petty cash just to keep them alive and occupied so that we have less criminals out DISCUSS! By Sibusiso Ngwenya
Mugabe flew to the Far East last night on his first public sighting since he fell from grace through “Operation Restore Legacy” by the military
Zimbabwe’s Former Finance Minister, Harare lawyer Tendai Biti’s wife files for divorce after a ten year marriage stating that the marriage is irretrievably broken down.
Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa allocated more to Home Affairs, Defence, Security and War Veterans than Health and Child Care as Mnangagwa consolidates power
After repeatedly warning Zimbabweans that the removal of Mugabe is not a reason to celebrate as all we have so far managed to do is to remove a 94 year old despot and replace him with Mnangagwa, a man who adores Mugabe, calls him a father, mentor and someone he will always seek advice from, the budget delivered by Chinamasa to Cabinet has vindicated me as he issued Home Affairs and Culture US$435 million,Defence, Security and War Veterans US$420 million, and sadly only US$409 million to the critical Health and Child Care ministry.
In Sudan women are not allowed to wear tight trousers or items of clothing that expose parts of their body as its regarded as indecent. Between 40,000 and 50,000 women a year are flogged for breaching this draconian law. 24 women are currently facing flogging for wearing trousers in Sudan. More news to follow.By Sibusiso Ngwenya
BREAKING NEWS: Max Clifford (74) the disgraced former celebrity publicist collapsed twice in two days and died in hospital today at Littlehey Prison in Cambridgeshire
BREAKING NEWS: Max Clifford (74) the disgraced former celebrity publicist collapsed twice in two days and died in hospital today after collapsing at Littlehey Prison in Cambridgeshire.
It is reported that the 74 year old publicist collapsed twice twice in just two days this week after cleaning his cell where since 2014 he was serving an eight-year jail sentence for sex offences against four girls who were at that time aged between 14 and 19. More news to follow. By Sibusiso Ngwenya.
photo-sun-The late : Max Clifford (74) the disgraced former celebrity publicist
(Zesa) board is demanding back US$5 million back from convicted fraudster, ex convict Chivayo allegedly arrested today .
There is a Met Office heavy snowfall forecast across Wales, the Midlands, northern and eastern England, with alerts that links to rural areas could be cut off .
MUGABE’S CRIMINAL COUSIN IGNATIUS CHOMBO, has finally been granted bail by High Court Judge Edith Mushore , US$5,000 and report three times a day to Malbrough Police Station.
BDEPOSED PRESIDENT MUGABE’S CRIMINAL COUSIN IGNATIUS CHOMBO, the former home Affairs. Local Government and Finance minister has finally been granted bail by High Court Judge Edith Mushore with bail set at US$5,000.
The high court ordered Ignatius Chombo who is charged with fraud, criminal abuse of office and corruption to reside at his house 847 Golden Stairs road Mt Pleasant Harare, and to surrender his passport & title deeds to this property and report three times a day to Malbrough Police Station.
In my view, the military government are doing well by squeezing Chombo because he will soon sing like a canary and take all other criminals along with him to prison, so on the generals for this,..maybe we can recover our US$35 Billion worth of diamonds looted by Mugabe .
However, wake up Zimbabwe read into the game! Chombo is Mugabe’s cousin, not the only criminal from Zanu pf stalwarts whether G40 or Lacoste, Mnangagwa included, stalwarts and securocrats.
Chombo at one time having been Local government minister and Home affairs minister is aware of all corruption by Mugabe Zim2 family, Zanu pf stalwarrs and securocrats.
At the same time Chombo is reprented by Opposition NCA leader Lovemore Madhuku who has led Zimbabweans all along to protest against injustice, corruption, crime, torture and human rights attrocitties yet today he argues in court in defence of Chombo against prosecution for the same crimes…really?
Do you really expect such a man like Chombo to be jailed in the long run without taking everyone down……seriously? President Mnangagwa doesnt want such an explosive expose,…investigating what? What corruption and crimes doesnt he know about when they were all on the same looting train?
All Im saying is read into the game, remember ZUM, Baba Jukwa cons which had the whole nation falsely believing that Mugabe was about to be removed. In other words Madhuku is telling the people of Zimbabwe that Zanu pf crime and corruption is right but still vote for us NCA who say Zanu pf crime and corruption is right..hmn!
This may just be why some argue Mugabe and Mnangagwa are the same and soon Zimbabweans will realise they have replaced an old despot with a younger version of him same policies, oppression, greater control over the army, militarised cabinet, consolidated power, more ruthless figure who is equally corrupt…how clever!
I encourage Zimbabweans to go out in full force register on BVR voting, encourage 18 and above youth, street kids and homeless Zimbabweans to vote, push for diaspora votes from embassies to be recognised.
Remember the resignation by the Zanu pf Judge Justice Makarau is not a reason to celebrate as we have the same Zanu pf rigging system that Mugabe created. We have Muga es son Mnangagwa who says Mugabe is his father, mentor and will always seek advice from him fully in charge of the voting.
We have millions of Zimbabweans stuck in limbo who are generally there because they opposed Zanu pf and Mugabe. Their voice and vote is a game changer,…Mnangagwa, Zanu pf stalwarts and securocrats must be removed in 2018 and we restore democracy. No one wants a militarised state that Mnangagwa is developing,..actually more powerful than Mugabe’s military might!
The UN must come in and monitor 2018 elections. Sadc and AU must be sidelined. These are despot clubs who never helped us before but instead made Mugabe the SADC and AU leader when we were pushing for chage.
The rural areas, traditional Zanu pf strong holds must be opened up to voter campaigns by activists and opposition.
The whole Zanu pf structures from Mnangagwa to the most basic rural structure must be dissolved.
Food aid, fertiliser , seed and farm implenents must be fairly distributed to all without political attachment. We want Free and Fair elections and we must be able to restore civil rule in 2018 not the militarised state that Mnangagwa, Zanu pf stalwarts and securocrats have created while simply maintaining the status quo that the deposed former head of state Mugabe created…wake up Zimbabwe!
It took a divorce with his ex wife Marian Chombo to reveal the extent of his corruption demonstrated by his wealth as follows after three years in a messy divorce in the High Court
Marian Chombo listed of all the properties that her husband Mugabe’s cousin Ignatius Chombo a former teacher had ‘acquired’ over the years.
4 Toyota Land Cruisers
3 Mercedes Benzes
2 Nissan Wolfs
1 Toyota Vigo
1 Mazda BT-50
1 Nissan Hardbody
1 Toyota Hilux
2 Glen View houses
2 flats in Queensdale
A property in Katanga Township
Stand Number 1037 Mount Pleasant Heights
4 Norton business stands
3 Chinhoyi business stands
4 Banket business stands
1 commercial stand in Epworth
2 residential stands in Chirundu
4 commercial stands in Kariba
1 stand in Ruwa
1 stand in Chinhoyi
2 stands in Mutare
2 stands in Binga
4 stands in Victoria Falls
1 stand in Zvimba Rural
Chitungwiza (two residential and two commercial stands)
Beitbridge (four stands)
20 stands in Crow Hill, Borrowdale
10 stands in Glen Lorne
2 flats at Eastview Gardens (B319 and B320)
1 flat at San Sebastian Flats in the Avenues, Harare
Number 79 West Road, Avondale
Number 36 Cleveland Road, Milton Park
Number 135 Port Road, Norton
2 Bulawayo houses
Number 18 Cuba Rd, Mount Pleasant
Number 45 Basset Crescent, Alexandra Park
2 Chegutu houses
1Glen Lorne house (Harare)
2 houses (Victoria Falls)
Stand along Simon Mazorodze Road
Norton (one stand)
Avondale (two stands)
365 Beverly House (one stand)
Bulawayo (three stands)
Mica Point Kariba (one stand)
Marian Chombo also wanted the courts to share out to them farming equipment at New Allan Grange Farm which included three tractors, two new combine harvesters, two boom sprayers and two engines, shares in the family’s 10 companies including Dickest, Hamdinger, Landberry and Track in Security Company, cattle at Darton Farm, chicken runs, pigsties, a shop, grinding mill, house, mills, tractors, lorries, six trucks, five of which are non-runners, four trailers (three non-runners) and a truck, Mvurwi Mine, hunting safari lodges in Chiredzi, Hwange, Magunje and Chirundu as well as several properties in South Africa. By Sibusiso Ngwenya More news to follow.By Sibusiso Ngwenya