As you may know, Harare City council attempted to take down the Moto Republik hub creative container structure earlier today.
Moto Republik has released a statement to inform the public about what happened. Here’s the full statement:
It is true that today, @cohsunshinecity had intention of demolishing Moto Republik, Zimbabwe’s first creative hub. The demolition was halted after the intervention of the Mayor of Hre & the failure of the police to present a court order.
With all our paperwork in order, plans approved & fees paid, they are still determined to demolish Moto Republik by next week Thursday.
Moto Republik is an inspiring space that came about as a response to a community who needed a space where they could meet,work & collaborate. It has given young creative entrepreneurs a platform to professionalize, network and collaborate on ideas that potentially take us forward.
The space’s core purpose is about building community,inspiring positive progressive thinking & encouraging collaboration. Thank you to all our members & friends for the outpour of emotion & support. You are Moto Republik’s reason for being.
In the meantime assist us in putting pressure on our elected officials, services & the Mayor to stop next week’s intended demolition. #SaveMotoRepublik
Image credit: Moto Republik
The Harare City Council is an administrative body tasked with providing services for residence of Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe. Among other duties, the council is responsible for providing clean drinking water, housing and accomodation, refuse collection facilities and health services. Read More About Harare City Council