The government is investigating car sales that have engulfed Harare with a view to establishing their legality.
Addressing the media in Harare on Tuesday, Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution for Harare Metropolitan Province Oliver Chidawu said there is a need to restore order in the city. Chidawu said:
We have this city being turned, in fact, all roads are being turned into car sales. We have noticed in some areas like Lomagundi Road where there are a lot of car sales.
We do not know the process that has been followed. We are now emphasising that we want orderliness.
We want to ensure that we follow planning and if people are following planning, we have no problems with them, but what we have noticed is within that, some of our members of staff probably have been compromised in doing things which may not be above the law.
Chidawu also bemoaned the conversion of golf courses into residential stands, vowing that corrective measures will be taken. He said:
We want to correct that so it is really not about a witch-hunt at all, but it is about getting things done properly. We want order in Harare and as you are aware, we had instances where golf courses were sold.