Demolition victims, furniture soak in rains

SOME of the victims of the Airport Road demolitions are enduring the rains as they sleep outside their former homes, while also falling victim to thieves, who stole some of their property after their houses were razed down on Tuesday.

MOSES MATENGA

When NewsDay visited the demolished structures yesterday afternoon, household goods could be seen soaking in water, while makeshift structures had been erected to protect children from the rains.

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Children of school-going age and several people were busy loading their belongings onto several trucks.

Scores of truckers have temporarily relocated their business to Arlington Park, where they are recording brisk business transporting property belonging to the victims.

Moses Zimuto, one of the victims, said many displaced residents had been sleeping in the open for the past few days.

He said most of them were now heading to Stoneridge Park, where they were being relocated.

“We are in a sorry situation, but we want to thank government for assisting us. We are surviving by the grace of God. We lost a lot of property and some of our goods were stolen in the process,” he said.

Others said they were threatened that anti-riot police would come to chase them away.

“The rush you are witnessing here is because police said they are coming with dogs to chase us away. We hear they want to take us to a bush where there is nothing,” one displaced resident said.

He claimed unscrupulous politically-connected people were being allocated stands in Stoneridge Park at the expense of bona-fide displaced people.

9 Responses to Demolition victims, furniture soak in rains

  1. TONGESAI January 28, 2016 at 8:26 am #

    “We are in a sorry situation, but we want to thank government for assisting us. We are surviving by the grace of God. We lost a lot of property and some of our goods were stolen in the process,” he said.

    Others said they were threatened that anti-riot police would come to chase them away.

    “The rush you are witnessing here is because police said they are coming with dogs to chase us away. We hear they want to take us to a bush where there is nothing,” one displaced resident sai

    IS THIS GRATITUDE FROM DEEP DOWN HIS HEART. 1. HOUSES DEMOLISHED BY WHO AT THE INSTRUCTION OF WHO? 2. NOW THANKING WHO? 3. AND WHO IS THREATENING WHO? TO DO WHAT.

    Food for thought. Like a rape victim constantly praising the rapist that you did a splendid job. That our scenarios ZIMBOZ

  2. TONGESAI MAZHARA January 28, 2016 at 8:28 am #

    We are in a sorry situation, but we want to thank government for assisting us. We are surviving by the grace of God. We lost a lot of property and some of our goods were stolen in the process,” he said.

    Others said they were threatened that anti-riot police would come to chase them away.

    we have a rape victim praising the rapist

  3. TONGESAI MAZHARA January 28, 2016 at 8:29 am #

    Moses Zimuto, a rape victim praising a rapist who rapped her?

  4. Typical January 28, 2016 at 9:27 am #

    Most Zimba are so cowardice they will do the same as Zimuto. There is no resistance spirit at all left in the people. Zanu yongoita zvainoda nesu isu vacho tava kungoti mwari pindirai. Mwari haabatsire makwara akadai, maoko netsvimbo makapiwa kare kuti muzvisunungure

  5. Hezvoko January 28, 2016 at 9:31 am #

    Apa opposition parties are just watching, kwanzi ndeve zanu ngavapedzerane, but dont you see kuti if you pindira you are likely to get all these votes at the next election. Chero mukati vakaura but why would they vote for you at next election if you dont sympathise with them. Remember most of these people are not sofisticated

  6. mudhara January 28, 2016 at 11:19 am #

    @Hezvoko if they vote Zanu PF they will meet the same fate were they are relocated , they must change , i feel sorry for that Zimuto she is the thanking the devil troubling her i feel for her . Some claims Mugabe is a visionary and a good leader while things are like this , fools . ICHO

  7. lalapanzi January 28, 2016 at 11:45 am #

    hanzi i want to thank govt for assistance…the same govt threatening to send anti-riot police and dogs to attack you. what is there to thank the govt for? kumwe kupusa kunoita deserve kuti upwanyirwe imba mhani.
    Hezvoko…ava vanhu vezanu havambochinji ava. its not the first time their houses were destroyed. it happens every time after elections, and they will be fooled again towards elections and allocated those same illegal stands. vopwanyirwa futi…vachingojutwa nezanu yavo. ava regai vakadaro ava. hautonzwi vachiita thank govt iri kuda kuvatumira imbwa?

  8. Ndini ndadaro January 28, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    Kana wanga uriko, ukaona household property ichinaiwa, waisirei pikicha yekaaaare yekumwewo?

  9. tina January 29, 2016 at 3:01 am #

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