Council to fine residents for extending boundaries

PROPERTY owners in Chitungwiza, who erected perimeter walls outside their original pegs have been ordered to revert to their normal boundaries or risk being fined.

Acting Chitungwiza town clerk Dr Tonderai Kasu said defaulters will be fined $7 153 plus 14.5 percent tax.

In a statement released on Sunday, Dr Kasu gave residents and commercial property owners up to the end of this month to comply.

“Those boundary walls that do not have approved building plans should approach council for the purposes of rectifying their position,” he said.

“In addition, those who intend to construct their perimeter walls are encouraged to have council approved building plans.

“Those who illegally built their perimeter walls and encroached on undesignated points and built them without approved council plans are advised that this notice is giving them up to the 30th of June. Failure to do so will attract penalties.”

Chitungwiza Progressive Residents Association secretary-general Mr Gift Kurupati said they welcomed efforts to bring order in the town as people were no longer following laid down procedures.

“This will also help to curb illegal occupation of any council space, but those who have built their walls outside the original pegs must be fined reasonable amounts considering our economic situation,” he said.

Chitungwiza Residents Trust director Alice Kuveya said: “We hope council will make sure everything is done without fear or favour.

“We have such cases in Ward 12 which have not yet been resolved and residents are suffering because of greedy people.”–

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