They’ve been at it for the past 2 weeks, but it finally looks like the feud between the City of Harare and Moto Republik has finally come to and end, for now
According to Moto Republik the two parties reached an out-of-court settlement. The parties agreed that Moto Republik be given a few months to make renovations, to bring the hub to City of Harare by-law ‘standards’—that’s a story for another day.
For now, the Republik stands! But only after a petition, the intervention of The Minister of Local Government, Savior Kasukuwere, and the support of online and offline activists.
A beaming Comrade Fatso took to Facebook to thank those who supported Moto Republik in various ways. This is what he had to say:
Comrades Im delighted to announce that we have saved Moto Republik! We found common ground with the City Council and the structures will stay standing! Over the next few months we will make some modifications to the building to tick certain building bylaw boxes. We’d like to thank you for speaking up, standing up and saying ‘Enough is Enough!’ People power won. And you saved Moto Republik! The dream lives! #WeSavedMotoRepublik #MotoRepublik #CreativeHub #Youth #Resilience#Resistance #Activism #Arts #WeTheYouth #Harare #Zimbabwe #Africa#Creatives
Long live the Republik!