Harare City Council has issued a strange notice on their Facebook page. In it they warn residents not to buy stands along or near Kirkman Drive in Westlea as these stands are being sold by fraudsters even though they belong to the city council.

What is rather strange about this warning is the fact that the City Council seems to name these individuals who are said to be committing fraud. They even go on to give the address of the alleged fraudsters.

Wadiwa Vagari

Tine chikumbiro chikuru maringe nema stands arikutengeswa kuWestlea muna Kirman Drive. Tinokumbirisa musaitwe dzawira mutswanda… Vanhu varikutengesa mastands aya makoronyera varikukubirai mari dzenyu.

Mastands ndeyekanzuru. Kanzuru irikuuya kuzopa pokugara zvakanaka zvisina mhirizhonga kana kubirana. Rambai kuputirwa nanaTongombeya vanodya zvevapfupi nokureba. Tinokumbirisa muteerere chiziviso ichi uye muchifambise kuruzhinji. Vamwe vevari kutengesa mastands aya varikuzviitira paMain Post Office mufirst floor. Rambai kubirwa vagari.

[ To the Residents of Harare

We have some important information concerning stands that are being sold in Westlea along Kirkman Drive. Please do not be duped, the people who are selling these stands are fraudsters who are after your money.

These are council stands. When the time comes, the City Council will sell these stans to you in an orderly, legal, honest and transparent way. Do not be duped by people like Tongombeya who are thieves. Please take notice of this important information and forward it.

NB Some of the people who claim to be selling these stands are located at the Main Post Office on the first floor. Please do not be duped]

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