Chiyangwa And Chombo Reported To The Police

Acting mayor Charity Bango on Monday confirmed they had made the report to the police and the matter would be investigated further.

“I went with the report to the police and made an initial report over the land scandal,” said Bango without elaborating.

Mt Pleasant councilor Warship Dumba who was the chairperson of the special committee that investigated the land deals, said the decision to take the matter to the police was taken in a council meeting last week.

“The matter is now in the hands of the police and we hope to see people being arrested. Acting Mayor Charity Bango went with the report to the police on behalf of Muchadeyi Masunda who was unavailable on Monday,” said Dumba.

Masunda is away in Nigeria where he is attending a mayors’ meeting in Abuja.

The committee has recommended that Chiyangwa must be arrested for irregularly acquiring land in the capital.

In its 54 page report entitled ‘special investigations committees report on city of Harare’s land sales, leases and exchanges from the period October 2004 to December 2009’ the committee observed that there was no council approval for all land acquired by Chiyangwa.

The committee also discovered that all land associated with him was acquired fraudulently and council procedures were not followed.

Chiyangwa’s Kilima Investments allegedly entered into land swap deals with the council in December 2007.

In the past weeks, police have been quizzing journalists and councillors involved in the compilation of the report following pressure from Chiyangwa who alleged the report defamed him. Eight Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) councillors spent the whole day at Harare Central Police Station last Friday awaiting to be taken to court but this never happened. Police said they wanted to question Masunda.