‘Arrest land barons’ Zvidzai

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THE MDC-T has called for the arrest of Zanu PF-aligned land barons as per the recommendations of a probe team set up to investigate illegal land parcelling.

MOSES MATENGA

Addressing journalists in Harare yesterday, MDC-T shadow minister for local government Sesel Zvidzai said there was need to act swiftly to effect investigations by the police and deal with land barons, among them Zanu PF Chitungwiza ward 25 councillor Fraderick Mabamba.

Mabamba is one of the many land barons exposed in the report by Local Government deputy minister Joel Biggie Matiza.

“Zanu PF should stop protecting the corrupt and people like Mabamba should be arrested and prosecuted,” Zvidzai said.

“No arrest or prosecution has been done and those implicated have close links to Zanu PF. That should be investigated now. Frustrated ratepayers are reluctant to pay their bills until the issues are addressed.”

According to the findings of the report, Mabamba — through his United We Stand Housing Co-operative — created stands, generated his own site plan and in the process duplicated stand numbers on land originally earmarked for churches, schools and other recreational facilities.

The report recommended that Mabamba be investigated with the possibility of laying criminal charges against him.

Mabamba was last year suspended from council by Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo for his involvement in the alleged illicit land allocations.

Zvidzai also called for the resignation of Chombo in “shame” for allegedly protecting Harare town clerk Tendai Mahachi.

“This is not the first time this has happened. In 2009, Mahachi was suspended, but Chombo had to put his full weight in defence of Mahachi,” he said.

Zvidzai said the MDC-T was strongly concerned by the continued delays in establishing an Act of Parliament that would result in the birth of metropolitan and provincial councils as enshrined in the country’s new Constitution.

9 COMMENTS

  1. VaChombo vanotodawo minamato nekusunungurwa kubva mumaoko adhiyabhurosi. Mukaona confusion yakonzereswa nababa ava mumakanzuru munopa kutenda. Dai vanga vari ivo vega varikuzviita vangadai vonyara parizvino. This’ more of spiritual than physical hatingarwi naVaChombo asi nemweya yerima yakavagara. Mutemo wenyika chaiwo hauchavabate! Kana muchiti ndinonyeba huyaiwo muone kutambura kwaita vashandi vekanzuru yechitungwiza inotungamirirwa nemukuru wemaTownclerks muZim.

  2. is he Zvidzai or Zvizvai ?Chombo anoprotectwa na Mugabe pachiZvimba Zvimba vachiwondonga makanzuru,failing to maintain the already built,,if we had to take this country a little bit letter like the year 2000 we would be living in better towns with good tared roads, clean water,controled sewer,painted houses,……………..up to respected teachers,civil savents etc etc

    • Ndine mubvunzo mumwe chete kuvana veZimbabwe ko mari yematoll gates inoshandiswei becoz Hre -Beitb/ge road haichata and at night its more of death trap

  3. Sungai Mabamba please. Mabani ese akatengwa naMabamba kuchitungwiza. i wonder if the minister vachimbozvinzwawo. Kubvunza sendinopenga hangu. Mabamba sungai please now aakenga land yese yemuchitungwiza kusvika kwaseke ku Manyame Rural District Council. Kana atenga like that dai achiita macompanies pamwe angapinze vanhu mabasa not mastands and its ridiculous.

  4. Kuseri kweSeke 1 ndekwake, PaZengeza 4 Pagomba ndepake, Pabani riri between hospital nad Zengeza 3 nderake, pamakoni anechikoro (understandable), kuseri kweTown centre vakadimurana namakandiwa, Pakati pezengeza 3/5 neSt marys ndepake, paground reku H pachibuku paitambirwa bhora ndepake, Pabani repa A ndepake pamwe na … haaaaaaaaa zvinobhowa mhani. towanepi pekugara. Mastands acho achitengese 6000 dollars unserviced moti chii ichocho.

  5. I wonder what the use of the probe team was if no arrest was made!
    apa council need to pay,how much…?kupana mabasa here, employment created, eeesh! ndiri kurwadziwa.

  6. wasting time and resources. akaita huori ariwe ZANU akasungwa ndiani? hakuna ano sungwa,achisungwa nani vese vakaora nehuori ,kubva kuna commander in chief .zviri muropa ,only solution is to remove them by force

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