Two Western embassies in Zimbabwe are alleged to have bought land illegally acquired by some officials at the Harare City Council (HCC).
The allegations were made by some workers at the local government authority while speaking to The Herald, a state-run publication. An official said to be privy to the development said:
Two Western embassies also bought the corruptly acquired land, the land was not sold to them directly but was sold through two real estates that are owned by Gertrude Dumba, who is a Harare Council employee.Twenty-five stands were sold to employees of a Western embassy in Westlea under plan number TDF/ER/07/19, the same companies sold 19 residential stands in Greendale to employees of another embassy under plan TPF/WR/69/19.
More than a dozen of Harare City Council officials, including Mayor Hebert Gomba, have been arrested in connection with the matter.
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