Desmond Munemo, H-Metro Reporter
Harare City Council has halted the disputed building of a shop by a businessman in Warren Park pending investigations.
This comes after residents had ganged up against a businessman identified as Chisango who claimed he was genuinely allocated land to erect a shop.
Eyebrows had been raised after a power outage occurred in most parts of Warren Park due to the construction which had destroyed Zesa and Telone cables underneath.
Ward 15 Councillor Tichaona Mhetu told this publication that the land dispute and power outages were being handled diligently.
“As the Councillor for Ward 15 Warren Park 1, I’m engaging all interested parties in this matter.
“Residents should come first when such matters affect their livelihood, the right to power and communication.
“We engaged the one who is intending to build on that place to hold all construction until proper procedures have followed.
“Zesa team has done a splendid job in resolving the power outage issue,” he said.
Amon Maseko, a resident in Warren Park said the local authorities should consult with the local community before making any developments in the area.
“We are grateful for what the Councillor has done after we had tasked him to explain the development.
“He has however come to the rescue; we now have power and we expect him to deliver as he promised since we voted for him,” he said.