Lack of title deeds trigger informal settlements

Local News

In a report, Comaliso said it established that millions of citizens were living in inner cities, informal settlements and urban high-density areas.

“Millions of urban Zimbabweans cannot use property to empower themselves. Not only that, millions of poor Zimbabweans live in a state of uncertainty that their property will be demolished. 42 years after independence, this is not an acceptable state of property affairs,” read the report.




In March, National Housing minister Daniel Garwe told Parliament that the responsibility of issuing title deeds lay with central government and local authorities.

Comaliso, however, said most illegal and informal settlers were ignorant and had no basic knowledge of their property rights.

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