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ZACC arrests 4 police officers; magistrate over massive Harare land scam

by Mandla Ndlovu
16 Jul 2020 at 10:51hrs | Views
Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) three police officers, a magistrate and a prosecutor over a major City of Harare tender scam, an online publication Zimmorning Post has reported.

According to the publications Editor Elias Mambo, ZACC arrested Chief magistrate Munamato Mutevedzi, Clemence Chimbari (Regional Prosecutor at Harare Magistrates' Courts), police investigators Claudious Majonga, Aaron Karuru, Naboth Nyachega and Obey Moyo.

The arrest of the 6 persons follows the arrest of the 14 top officials at Harare City Council.

The suspects are accused of allegedly parceling out stands to illegitimate beneficiciaries thereby defrauding the city council of at least US$1 million.

The accused persons are said to have acted in common purpose and unlawfully identified open spaces in Kuwadzana surburb, created fictitious pay schemes and sundry accounts without following due process.

They would in turn sell the stands to home seekers under misrepresentation that the stands were officially approved by HCC.

Source - Byo24News/Zimmorning post