The fight between Ballantyne Park residents and businessman Phillip Chiyangwa has spilled into the courts with both parties filing papers with the High Court.
The two parties have been fighting over ownership of a park in the area which residents argue Chiyangwa had no right to.
The businessman is however adamant the property is his and will proceed to develop the park which he claims had been turned into a “sex park”.
The residents are seeking a High Court interdict giving Chiyangwa seven days to vacate the park and stop any further developments.
The residents’ lawyer, Tich Muhonde, confirmed his clients had taken the matter to court.
“They are taking him (Chiyangwa) to court and we have already made a High Court application. They want him to stop any further developments at the park,” said Muhonde.
Chiyangwa, said he had also filed opposing papers with the courts.
“If they have filed, then I have also done the same. I am in negotiations with the city council and I don’t know where they (residents) are coming from.
“The owner is me and no one else,” Chiyangwa said.
Recently, residents wrote a petition to Harare Mayor Muchadeyi Masunda over the issue.