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Bulawayo Council Auctions Residents' Property

Bulawayo central business district
Bulawayo residents have condemned the auctioning of property belonging to residents who owe the local authority thousands of dollars in unpaid water and supplementary charges.

Although the Bulawayo City Council suspended such moves last year after complaints from residents, it has since started the auctions with property from 16 households having already gone under the hammer and more expected to be auctioned this Friday.

The Bulawayo Progressive Residents’ Association says this indicates that the city fathers do not care about residents who are living from hand to mouth due to the current harsh economic environment.

The association claims that the city council's billing system is not being properly done, forcing residents to pay bloated bills.