The High Court recently issued a court order authorising the eviction of several Chitungwiza residents, who had constructed homes, shops and bought stands at stand number 21325 Unit ‘A’ in Seke after declaring constructions at the site, illegal.
According to the court papers the United We Stand Multi-purpose Co-operative, led by Friedrick Mabhamba, illegally took over the piece of land which was reserved for the building of a clinic by the Johane Masowe Vadzidzi VaJesu Church and parcelled it to its members.
Mabhamba’s move did not go down well with the church which then petitioned the High Court seeking an order to evict the stand occupiers and interdict Mabhamba from further selling out the stand to other prospective buyers.
Part of the court order by Justice Joseph Musakwa on May 17, 2018 reads: “(1) It is ordered that all developments on stand number 21325 Unit ‘A’ Seke Chitungwiza be and are hereby declared illegal. (2) All members of the first respondent (United We Stand Multi-purpose Co-operative) and all those claiming rights of occupation through them should be evicted from the houses, stands or shops which they presently occupy illegally.
“(3) second respondent (Mabhamba) is hereby interdicted from making any fresh allocations of stands or authorising further construction on the stands at stand number 21325 Unit ‘A’ Seke Chitungwiza and (4) First and second respondents to pay the costs of this application on an attorney client scale.”