The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has given Harare City Council (HCC) a 24-hour ultimatum to collect refuse, saying that the failure by the local authority to provide adequate service delivery in collecting refuse will result in the institution of legal prioceedings against the council.
The ZLHR has since approached Acting Town Clerk Engineer Phakamile Moyo in connection with the matter.
“We have given (HCC) 24 hours to collect refuse in Harare which is creating an eye sore (and) posing a serious health time bomb (and) also creating a harmful environment,” said the ZHLR.
“Our lawyers @IdirasheC (and) @PaidaSaurombe told the Town Clerk that non-provision of refuse collection service is a classic case of dereliction of duty hence the local authority has failed to discharge its statutory obligations (and) duties to residents of Harare. We told @cohsunshinecity that its failure to provide adequate service delivery in collecting refuse will result in us instituting legal proceedings against the local authority.”