City of Harare Officials and Councillors are reportedly part of a syndicate that is behind improper allocations of land belonging to the municipality, Zim Morning Post reports.
According to the publication, Education, Housing and Community Services director Addmore Nhekairo is believed to be working with the said syndicate which Harare Mayor is said to be a part of to scam the metropolitan of its land.
These allegations were reportedly made by Preservation of Harare City Assets (PHCA) which alleged that:
This tag team is working with HCC Director of Housing, Nhekairo, to illicitly sell land. They are making a killing from the shenanigans,” read the social media post by HPCA. Dumba and Dzehonye are senior housing officers for the city and are operating from Remembrance Drive at the HCC offices in Mbare. The two are said to be inter-mediators of the housing director.
Nhekairo is untouchable in the City of Harare. He has enough money to enable him bribe investigators, including even those from the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission, Zimbabwe Republic Police, Central Intelligence Organisation, and court officials, including magistrates so that investigations on him are stifled.
He has even managed to capture Minister July Moyo and Harare Provincial Minister, Chidau, by offering them housing and commercial stands so that he covers up for his corrupt activities.
Nhekairo sells stands like he is selling cornflakes. He usually carries piles of offer letters, ready for sale in United States dollars and signing by prospective buyers.
Nhekairo has absolute and exclusive power to issue offer letters to whoever he desires, even before council approves the price, which all will be done in retrospect
When contacted for comment, Nhekairo reportedly said:
Land barons are swaying public opinion against myself and other top HCC officials because they are now being denied what they were used to getting
When another councillor Jacob Mafume was contacted for comment he also said the allegations were being made by land barons and there was no evidence of the allegations being levelled against him.
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