Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) is investigating allegations against Harare City Council director of housing and social development Mr Edmore Nhekairo who is accused of defrauding Marondera Town Council of cash, residential and commercial stands.
Following his appointment as director of housing and social development, officials from Marondera wrote a report to ZAAC detailing allegations against him. Part of the report reads:
Mr Nhekairo fraudulently stole more than 50 cattle belonging to council of Marondera, which he was convicted of and had to pay back in form of cash. Mr Nhekairo fraudulently sold gumtrees in the Hunyani Farm that was given to council and he converted all the proceeds to his personal use and was called to appear before a council hearing over the matter.
Mr Nhekairo fraudulently sold Atherstone residential stands to his mother-in-law and began to sell residential stands as if his mother-in-law was the one developing them yet he was behind all this.
The report which is in Herald’s possession shows that Nhekairo allocated himself stands in Rusike Phase 3, which were designated for a nightclub (stand number 93), shop (94), butchery (95), a new building (107), a wholesale (231); a bottle store (232) at Gombe Shopping Centre; Gomba beerhall (39) and stand number 40 for a bottle store at Nyameni Shopping Centre.