Tomlinson Drive, Harare (OSM)

This is public land in Harare, in parts already surveyed and divided into parcels for new suburban houses. So cultivation of the land by illegal settlers would interfere with that development process, therefore the official sign. But those dwellers do count on the long processes until real construction work starts, and that might offer them maybe one harvest – and what else should they do…

Economically they don’t count, as they are mainly subsistence farmers with only a marginal amount of marketable crops, which explains the lack of interest by the side of the government. In the best case lorries will come and transport them out of town.

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