A Zanu PF Official from Shangani is reportedly selling state land to unsuspecting land seekers bypassing laws set by local traditional leaders, The Standard reports.
This was revealed in a petition letter from Mthwakazi Republic Party president Mqondisi Moyo to the government which urged the government to ”rescue Chief Jahana’s subjects from the captivity of Shame Mathe and Zanu PF”
I draw your attention to the subject in which Mathe, a teacher at Ensangu Primary School at Ensangu Village under Chief Jahana, who is a member of Zanu PF, has become a law unto himself.
He is a nuisance to Chief Jahana, village heads, and their subjects who do not condone his unethical conduct.
On December 2, in Bulawayo, five village heads led by Ernest Nxumalo and three other villagers from Village 5 of Insango, Ward 22, Insiza North, had to meet me to air their grievances regarding the unlawful behaviour of Mathe, who has unlawfully taken over responsibilities and roles of the chief.
Because of all this, the man has become one of the Zanu PF untouchables.
Since May 2012, Mathe has been unlawfully selling land at prices ranging from R5 000 to R6 000, and mainly to land grabbers from Mashonaland.
It was indicated to me that so far, 5 946 villages have been dubiously registered for land or even allocated the same by Mathe using his destructive connections with Zanu PF.
When contacted for comment Chief Jahana said he has received numerous reports about Mathe when he said:
I have many reports about Shame Mathe on land issues.
To me, that’s politics. I am not giving it much attention, but the only thing I will do is to seek legal action so that they prove their claim in court.
They once did the same and the government investigated and found me clean and now they are repeating the same claims again.
Land barons have caused the government headaches as they are causing havoc in towns and cities.
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