The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has set its sights on land barons and is currently investigating how stands have been parcelled out in the capital city.
A source within the Commission confirmed that investigations are underway and multiple land barons will be arrested as early indications from the investigations have already shown that most land has been fraudulently given to land barons working in cahoots with Council officials.
“It is true that ZACC is investigating how land is being parceled out in Harare and the investigations are showing that most land is in the hands of land barons,” confirmed our source.
ZACC spokesperson John Makamure confirmed the investigations but refused to give more details saying that this could affect investigations.
“Yes we are investigating Harare but I will not divulge any further details in order not to jeopardise the ongoing investigations,” he said.
Harare Mayor Herbert Gomba also confirmed that ZACC was looking into the issue to do with land and land barons and agreed that action would be taken soon.
“ZACC is looking at that meaning those illegalities will be reined in,” confirmed Gomba.
Thousands in the country have lost millions after being fleeced through illicit deals for stands sold by land barons.
These property dealers have repeatedly parcelled out State, Council and privately-owned land to unsuspecting buyers in illegal deals that have backfired on the buyers leading to severe losses.