Harare Mayor, Hebert Gomba has said that he is innocent of all the alleged land dealings. He told Zim Morning Post that he would like the Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission (ZACC) to present evidence suggesting that indeed he was involved in the land dealings.
In an email addressed to Zim Morning Post, Gomba said:
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I am not guilty or if ZACC is investigating me let them prove I sold land and own land to the magnitude of your assumptions, I don’t get involved in land allocations and don’t want this that you are constantly publishing.
The publication claims that it has documents which support the report that the mayor is part of a syndicate that illegally sells land.
However, Gomba is adamant that the transactions of land sold by the council are not done in his personal capacity adding that all planning in the city is approved by the ministry of local government physical planning department.
He also complained to Zim Morning Post for posting articles on the allegations without first seeking his side of the story. The publication, however, claims that it made numerous phone calls which went unanswered.
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