Harare, Ashdown Park Houses Demolished

A bulldozer roared into Ashdown Park and razed down houses today.

A video circulating on social media shows a man mowing down illegal structures in Harare, Ashdown Park, Harare.

Like councils in other urban areas of Zimbabwe, Harare City Council is facing a rise in illegal settlements which have emerged as powerful businessmen known as land barons have parcelled out land without proper planning and approval.

While many legal housing cooperatives, which are approved and registered by city councils, do buy land in order to help local people build homes, some land barons have set up illegal housing associations and have illegally sold land they do not own to unsuspecting residents.

Watch the video above as Ashdown Park Houses are demolished

Please watch the full video below.