THE Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) has learnt that dozens of families who were illegally displaced by Zanu PF supporters from council owned and other houses they rented during the pre-June 27 2008 presidential run-off period, are still homeless as the courts have either failed to timeously hear their cases or are demanding exorbitant fees amounting to as much as US$30 before they can issue eviction orders to the current illegal occupants.
The displaced were allegedly accused of coordinating CHRA activities, an organisation Zanu PF supporters accused of sympathising with the MDC.
The association reckons that the former residents of Matererina Flats, Matapi Flats, in different parts of Mbare and indeed in all other residential and market places of the city must be reinstated as a matter of urgency as Harare and indeed Zimbabwe cannot continue to live in the past under the current political dispensation instead of the future all and sundry are hoping to see.
CHRA calls on the concerned authorities to immediately restore the residents’ rights. Meanwhile the association will facilitate that the illegally displaced residents get the long overdue redress.
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