The councillors of Movement for Democratic Change (MDC Alliance) have heavily condemned the demolition of illegal structures in Harare.

In a statement, the elected councillors described the demolition of structures as a crime against humanity.

The city of Harare in collaboration with the police has been destroying illegal structures in areas such as Ashdown Park, Mbudzi Roundabout among others.

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

Read the full statement below