Norton land developer, Cuthbert Mupame, is demanding $100 000 from Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) commissioner Goodson Nguni for allegedly causing his arrest and detention on charges of selling agricultural land to prospective home seekers at Kingsdale Farm without government approval.
Mupame says the land is actually his after he bought it from Pieter Nicholas Nel. He said an agreement of sale was availed before the Zacc investigators Assistant Inspector Maparamoto and one Mandofa. He argues Nguni and Masiye abused their positions in the matter. The letter reads:
Our client considered the view that Zacc officials Nguni and Masiye as public officers did not act in good faith. They acted with culpable negligence, abusing their positions for self-gratification and also in a bid to please certain political vultures.
It is our client’s understanding that the drive against corruption by His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa does not mean that Zacc officials should abuse their powers by just causing the arrest and detention of individuals without due regard to the need for them to act reasonably.
Through his lawyer Admire Rubaya of Rubaya and Chatambudza Legal Practitioners, also filed an application at Harare Magistrates’ Court for the removal from remand, saying Norton City Council represented by town clerk Kizito Muhomba, had no resolution stating that he was legally representing the local authority.