Zengeza West MP Simon Chidhakwa has criticised Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere for suspending the entire Chitungwiza Councillors and not arresting Zanu PF land barons named by a Parliamentary probe team.
If Kasukuwere really wants to tackle the issue of land in Chitungwiza, he should deal first with the land barons named in the Parliamentary committee report and bring them to book. The culprits are known Zanu PF officials. Several government reports and even the recent Parliamentary report on local governance has implicated some of the sitting Members of Parliament as the major culprits.
The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Local Government report listed the land barons as Fredrick Mabamba of United We Stand Multi-Purpose Co-operative, Zanu PF’s Chitungwiza South MP Christopher Chigumba, Boniface Manyonganise of Yamurai Disabled Co-operative, a Mrs Manhango of Chitungwiza Ruvimbo Housing Co-operative, a Mr Makuchete and a Major T Marufu, and Mr and Mrs Chivhanga of Zanoremba Housing Co-operative.