High ranking officials from both Zanu PF and MDC-T are among beneficiaries of a massive land scandal in which Zvishavane Town Council officials clandestinely sold land to a developer for a song and without following proper tender processes, Now Daily can exclusively reveal.
A list of beneficiaries seen by this publication reads like a who’s who of the rich and famous in the town. It includes a cabinet minister, a senator, an MP, town chairman Dube, councillor Mago, businessmen and others.
Apparently, councillors and MDC politicians who were calling for an investigation into the scam have gone quiet after they were given some of the stolen land, it emerged.
The ZTC has come under fire for selling two million square metres of prime industrial land to Forit Construction of Harare without going to tender. Forit failed to pay more than $1 million for the land as agreed.
Ratepayers are demanding an independent probe into the scsandal. The last MDC council was dismissed by the government over a similar scam.