Chegutu town clerk, Alex Mandigo confirmed to NewsDay that Harare businessman Philip Chiyangwa sold land he did not own to the National Social Security Authority (NSSA).
Mandingo also dismissed Chiyangwa’s claim that the land was sold to him by Chegutu Town Council and said that there is no record of such a transaction. Said Mandingo:
The land was given to the municipality in 1974 at its inception by the State. Chiyangwa claims he bought the piece of land, but there are no records of such a transaction at council. Chiyangwa has failed to back up his claim to the land by producing papers proving the transaction. There was an investigation by the government which proved that the land was irregularly acquired and declared the purported transaction null and void.