Burnside beerhall riles residents
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.