BBC NEWS | Africa | Zimbabwe police destroy shanties
Police in Zimbabwe have begun destroying shack settlements in the capital, Harare, as part of a plan to clean up the city.
An opposition parliamentarian told the BBC that thousands of people had been left homeless.
Police say the demolitions are part of an ongoing operation to deal with illegal activities across the country.
They have arrested 17,000 people over the past two weeks, most of them street traders and minibus drivers.