TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 1
Ongoing violations of the right to adequate housing................................................................. 2
Repeated forced evictions ..................................................................................................... 4
Denial of an effective remedy ............................................................................................... 5
Operation Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle – an inadequate and ineffective remedy............................... 7
Operation Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle – failures and lies ............................................................. 9
The figures: too little, too late ............................................................................................. 10
Housing........................................................................................................................... 11
Allocation of residential land plots (stands) for house building ..................................... 12
Failure to prioritise the victims of mass forced evictions ................................................... 13
Unaffordable ....................................................................................................................... 17
The right to adequate water and sanitation.......................................................................... 20
Security of tenure ................................................................................................................ 21
Government failure to ensure reparations to Operation Murambatsvina victims and the
right to adequate housing .................................................................................................... 22
Vendors – the right to gain a living through work .................................................................. 24
The criminalisation of livelihoods ...................................................................................... 25
Recommendations ................................................................................................................... 27
Recommendations to the government of Zimbabwe........................................................... 28
Recommendations to donors ............................................................................................... 30
Recommendations to the United Nations............................................................................ 30

AI Index: AFR 46/005/2006

Amnesty International 8 September 2006

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