The anti-graft body, ZACC has reportedly set its sights on Zanu PF stalwart Ray Kaukonde and they are investigating him for possible criminal abuse of office, The Herald reports. This was as a result of a land dispute on the status of a 1 000ha farm in Goromonzi which sucked in the former Mashonaland East Governor which has led the commission to look his direction.
Kaukonde reportedly allocated the state acquired farm to his sister who is based in the United Kingdom land that is currently under the control of a company known as Whiteside Farms (Private) Limited.
Whiteside Farms and its majority shareholder have appeal at the High Court a ruling by the Land Commission in January this year that the farms were acquired by the State in 2006, with Whiteside claiming that the farm was delisted from possible acquisition in 2002.
Kaukonde’s sister is allegedly a director of the company that owns a majority of the shares of Whiteside which creates a conflict or a breach of regulations set by the government concerning land ownership.
ZACC has reportedly opened an investigation into the allegations levelled against Kaukonde and his sister. The developments were confirmed by ZACC Spokesperson John Makamure who said:
The matter is still under investigations. I cannot divulge any further information.
ZACC has said it is working on a high profile case that involves $3 Million and high profile arrests will be conducted soon.
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