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Land barons 'queen' under fire

by Simbarashe Mwandipendaa
07 Feb 2021 at 04:28hrs | Views
Budiriro residents are up in arms with their council District Officer (DO) Chiratidzo Dzama whom they accuse of continuously parcelling out State land to land barons.

She is further accused of abusing her power by grabbing land for her self enrichment and also giving some to her friends and subordinates illegally.

Sources who spoke to this publication said she also dubiously allocated receipts to her allies.

"We are at war with Mai Dzama over stands she has denied low income housing vapostori their right to own land while parceling out to land barons like Taurai Munyika, Clifford Chimusoro and Muchineripi Utete, lamented the source who declined to be named.

Further investigations by this reporter proved that in the alleged corruption she is working closely with the council's legal officer Alice Zeure who works at Town House.

Contacted for comment Dzama said the complainants can report their case to Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission (ZACC) but will not succeed as she is well connected.

"I am tired of these accusations the complainants can report me to ZACC and see if l get arrested, l am well connected," fumed Dzama.

Meanwhile, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has started implementing recommendations of the Uchena Commission land audit which implicated several Zanu PF-linked land barons in the illegal sale of State land.

Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga has been tasked to implement findings of the probe and bring the culprits to book.

Presidential spokesperson George Charamba confirmed the development on Friday.

Source - Simbarashe Mwandipendaa