President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s nephew and aspiring member of parliament for Harare South, Tongai Mnangagwa has been accused of illegally giving out council land. Tongai is alleged to be working with Rai Gwenyambira, a sitting councillor in Harare South, to give out land between Boka Tobacco Auction Floors and Mbudzi bus terminus. The illegal stands are reported to be going for $300 for $200 square metres.
Harare City Council spokesperson Michael Chideme said,
The land sales are illegal. Our development control team is moving in to stop the illegal parcelling out of the land. We are issuing 48-hour notices. We are buoyed by government stance on illegal land sales. The land is owned by council, we have a layout to service light industry.
Tongai denied involvement in the shady deals and referred all questions to Gwenyambira.
I have no idea who owns the land. I think it is owned by council and, therefore, the councillor should answer to your questions.
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