So the back and forth between government officials and Twitter accounts supposed to represent their thoughts seems to be going on.
Yesterday the Harare City Council tweeted saying they would begin using drones for surveillance of people doing illegal stuff in residential areas.
Please note development control will be used to ensure compliance with the planning laws not a drone ,take my tweet as the official statement of council.
Truth is no drones will be used they don’t have a role here , we simply must used Dev Control,that is policy and direction
The correction of the City Council’s prior statement comes on the back of some serious backlash as some citizens voiced their privacy concerns.
Apparently Harare City is to use drones to spy on illegitimate small houses. Coughs.
— KK (@KGLKamba) February 12, 2019
Well areal survey is invasion of privacy hope they know that… Than can be achieved by employing Ppl to scout e area… We go bigger problems at hand please stop being silly why not launch drones to survey new areas to build new stands etc
— Wright (@Wright87573942) February 13, 2019
I am pretty sure such invasion of property and privacy is illegal, even in a country like Zimbabwe.
— DeMbanda (@demetrius_banda) February 13, 2019