The Harare City Council has reconsidered its plan to demolish structures at Zimbabwe’s Creative Hub Moto Republik following an out of court settlement with the management running the place.
The management can attest social media campaigns, Government and parliamentary engagements saved the structures.
Speaking to 3MOB radio, Moto Republik founder Sam Monroe said after much campaigning to save the structures deemed illegal by the council, they finally won the case.
“We are here at Moto Republik and we really feelthat we have won. Its an amazing victory and we are keeping the containers standing.
“We have just reached an out of court settlement with the City Council. So in six months we have to upgrade the structures so that they are fully complaint in the eyes of City Council,” he said.
“But we would like to thank all our amazing supporters out there on social media those who have come out physically to Moto Republik to support us.
“Thanks to media who gave such marvellous mileage for the story. Thanks to those who reach out and spoken to their elected representatives to deal with this matter. Its an amazing day here at Moto Republik,” he said.
Moto Republik management initiated an online petition campaign soliciting 2000 signatures to save the structures.
They also engaged the Minister of Local Government Saviour Kasukuwere who promised to look into the matter.
The Zimbabwe Online Content Creators threw its weight behind the anti-Demolition campaigns saying the destruction of the structures was uncalled for.