MDC Wants Chombo Probed for Corruption

Chombo, who started fighting the ministers soon after they produced a dossier implicating him in theft of vast tracts of land in Harare four months ago, is said to be on a crusade to distract councillors from investigating the land scandal.

He appointed his own committee to investigate the same councilors who were probing the grabbing of land in Harare accusing them of illegally taking away houses from Zanu (PF) supporters in the high density areas.

“The MDC notes with concern that Chombo continues to unnecessarily interfere in the operations of the MDC led councils across the country, having managed to foist losing Zanu PF local government candidates as “special councillors.”

“Chombo’s suspensions of the Harare councillors come barely a month after he suspended another six MDC councillors in Rusape, including the chairperson.

“The latest suspensions are nothing but part of Chombo’s grand political plot to stop Harare councillors from investigating him and Zanu (PF)’s Phillip Chiyangwa after they looted prime council land in Harare.

“The MDC calls for the immediate arrest of Chombo and Chiyangwa for stealing council land. Chombo has no right to suspend the councillors who are investigating him for his corrupt activities,” said the MDC in a statement.

The MDC said instead of the councillors being the complainants, Chombo is now abusing his office by ensuring that he becomes the complainant in a trumped-up case.

The MDC urged the police to immediately follow-up on Chombo’s case abuse of office.

“We strongly reject Chombo’s continued machinations to further the interests of Zanu (PF), which was overwhelmingly rejected by the voters in March 2008.

“Chombo has also blocked several investigations in Kwekwe, Chinhoyi and Chegutu that are being carried out by the councils on senior Zanu (PF) officials who corruptly acquired council land,” read the MDC statement.