Council Police alongside state police swung into action around 01:00hrs to raze the structures that have been constructed illegally.
Among the structures demolished include over five completed house with others being on slab level.
A check found occupants in the cold with their property displayed outside while the structures had been razed.
One of the affected accused the local authority of being unfair to the residents claiming they have legal documents.
“We acquired these plots legally and we are wondering why the local authority has carried such an exercise without even notifying us, we will not leave until the President intervenes in our case because we are not squatters,” he stated.
Despite failing to produce any legal documents, the resident maintained they had papers issued to them by the local authority.
And Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu has described as unfortunate the demolition of structures especially that some of them had been completed.
Mpundu was however quick to mention that he was disappointed with the increasing cases of illegal land allocations in the district.
He has appealed to the Kitwe City Council to quickly deal with illegal land allocations in the district and reduce on cases of having structures demolished after completion.
Mpundu has further urged resident to always follow procedure when acquiring land to avoid having their structures being demolished.