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UN Envoy Tibaijuka Finds Demolition Aftermath "Depressing"


United Nations special envoy Anna Tibaijuka concluded her fact-finding in Bulawayo on Thursday and headed for Victoria Falls, a tourist town in the far west of Zimbabwe that has also been hit hard by the Harare government’s slum clearance drive.

During her tour of flattened suburbs around Zimbabwe's second-largest city, Mrs. Tibaijuka described as “depressing” the pattern of destruction left in the wake of the state-directed program of home demolitions and informal business shutdowns.

Correspondent Netsai Mlilo of VOA’s Studio 7 for Zimbabwe filed a report on Mrs. Tibaijuka’s investigations in and around the city of Bulawayo.

In the course of her meetings in Bulawayo, Mrs. Tibaijuka had frank omments for the governor of Bulawayo province about the state’s forced resettlement drive.

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