ZRP in Harare has arrested 8 people believed to be land barons including a former MDC Councillor for duping home seekers more than $18000, Newsday reports.
Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident and said:
Boniface Manyonganise (54) has been arrested in Chitungwiza for defrauding a complainant of US$700 through fictitious stand offers in Nyatsime area, Chitungwiza under Yemurai Housing Co-operative.
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Moffart Siwizane (48) has been arrested in Kuwadzana 5 for misrepresentation in which complainants lost US$3 000 in a housing stands deal through Vanhuvatema Housing Co-operative. His accomplices Pedzisai Chibondo and Alista Kurumbi are being sought by the police.
Precious Maphosa, Silvester Mamova Taurai, Simukai Matangira and Kundishora Maruwabvu were also arrested for illegally pegging residential stands and cultivating on a stand in Waterfalls
These arrests are coming at a time the government has intensified its fight against corruption.