The ongoing land theft saga involving businessman Phillip Chiyangwa and Cabinet Minister Ignatius Chombo was now being discussed at the highest national political platform, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has revealed.
Tsvangirai also said he had been surprised that culprits that had been named in damning reports exposing alleged corruption were the ones that had sought to make themselves victims.
The Prime Minister promised he would leave no stone unturned in unearthing the truth behind the allegations, and if indeed there was substance in the grand land grab scheme, heads would roll.
The Harare City Council land saga has led to the arrest of the city mayor and eight councillors who produced the damning report implicating Chombo and Chiyangwa in a massive land scam.
“We are aware of the intimidation of councillors and unnecessary threats by some people in government. The matter is now a political matter and have brought that to the attention of the President,” said Tsvangirai.
“As for now the issue is a political issue between me and the President and hopefully the matter will be finalised and justice will take its course.”
The Premier also warned corrupt people that the forthcoming anti-corruption commission would take no prisoners.
Meanwhile the Harare City Council has reported Chiyangwa and Chombo to the police for “land theft”.
Mayor Muchadeyi Masunda and his councillors, who have been charged for criminal defamation, will appear in court Thursday.
The journalists, four of whom are editors and reporters from the Standard newspaper, were expected to testify and possibly say where and how they got the council report before it had been tabled and adopted.