Over the years, we have seen city and town councils across Zimbabwe demolishing houses built illegally on land not owned by the builder, or without initial planning approval.

What has puzzled us is that city councils would wait for people to put up structures, even finishing the house, before moving in to demolish the structure. Since most of these houses are built in broad daylight, one would want to believe city councils are duty bound to move in the moment they see illegal activities...

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