Burn­side beer­hall riles res­i­dents

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

ED­I­TOR — Against much protes­ta­tion from Burn­side res­i­dents, Bu­l­awayo City Coun­cil has ar­ro­gantly al­lowed a growth-point style beer­hall to op­er­ate along North­way Road in the heart of Burn­side.

This beer­hall op­er­ates from morn­ing to mid­night, sell­ing opaque beer, spir­its etc. Oc­ca­sional erotic danc­ing shows have even started, all un­der the cover of very loud un­couth mu­sic, 5 me­tres away from peo­ple’s houses.

Is it al­low­able for full scale bars to trade in the heart of res­i­den­tial units? Are there no min­i­mum dis­tances be­tween liquor out­lets and res­i­dences? Are there no pre­scribed op­er­at­ing hours and guide­lines for these? What of those scanty blair toi­lets they are us­ing? Zim­babwe as a coun­try has laws which we must all fol­low.

The pa­trons drink on the bar ve­ran­dah or out­side on the tar­mac where they of­ten ha­rass our wives and daugh­ters com­ing from school, who have now been forced to avoid North­way Road al­to­gether.

Drunken fist­fights in broad day­light and night, van­dal­ism of street­lights, un­ruly be­hav­iour is now ram­pant which is se­ri­ously ex­pos­ing us to crim­i­nal el­e­ments as 99,9 per­cent of the pa­trons are non­res­i­dents who spend the whole day ob­serv­ing res­i­dents’ move­ments.

Coun­cil, please do your job. Dis­gusted, De­jected and Shocked, Burn­side.

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