Breaking News

Zacc probes Lands Commission

by Staff reporter
22 July 2019 | 545 Views
THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc), headed by Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo, has instituted investigations into the operations of the Lands Commission in Marondera.

The probe comes after reports that the latter has become a cartel through which some government officials are seizing land from vulnerable farmers and fraudulently selling it for personal gain.

This followed a report by Goromonzi farmer, Richard Mandiranga, whose offer letter for Subdivision 2 of Dana A Farm in Goromonzi District of Mashonaland East province, was unceremoniously revoked without notice and the farm handed over to one Jannet Choto under unclear circumstances.

Mandiranga was issued with an offer letter for the piece of land in May 2012, but in December of the same year he received a letter of withdrawal. In February 2013, the same piece of land was offered to Choto.

Last week, Zacc officials visited the farms in dispute and after investigating the issues, made a report which is expected to be deliberated on before further action can be taken against the offenders.

"The Ministry of Lands, Marondera office, issued a revocation letter to Richard Mandiranga over his farm situated in Goromonzi. The revocation letter was issued without the issuance of a notice to revoke. The farm was given to Jannet Choto, who is the child to Bernard Choto, who is believed to have bribed the personnel of the Ministry of Lands so that his child would obtain the farm," the report read.

On September 24, last year, Mandiranga wrote a letter of complaint to Lands minister Perrance Shiri, which was copied to Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, raising issues against the Lands Commission arguing its decision in resolving the farm dispute between himself, and his neighbours Bernard Choto and one Gwarada, was unjust, unfair and biased against him.

After receiving a copy of the letter of complaint, Chiwenga then ordered Zacc to investigate the matter.

According to Mandiranga, when the issue of the revocation of his offer letter by the lands office in Marondera was brought to the Lands Commission's attention, the latter did not address the concerns raised by Mandiranga, but instead ruled that he had encroached into somebody's farm and had been occupying the farmhouse unlawfully.

"I feel I have been treated unfairly and have not been offered satisfactory assistance from the ministry in protecting my rights over a subdivision of Dana A Farm situated in Goromonzi, which subdivision I acquired by way of an offer letter …," Mandiranga said in his letter of complaint to Lands Commission chair

"What is, however, shocking and mindboggling is the manner in which the Ministry of Lands (Agriculture, Water, Climate) and Rural Resettlement has handled the matter. As opposed to bringing clarity into the situation the ministry has brought more confusion into what started as a simple matter."

Mandiranga further said although he did not receive a favourable response from the Lands Commission, the issue involving the fraudulent revocation and issuance of offer letters was brought to the attention of the Zimbabwe Republic Police in Marondera, where inspector Ngoma instructed Constable Nyengera to investigate the matter, but the same died a natural death.

"I, therefore, wish to appeal to you honourable minister and attach hereto my earlier letter of complaint against Choto and one Gwarada, which was not taken into consideration or made reference to in the Commission's deliberations. I believe honourable minister that it is your sincere intention to see to it that justice is done," he said.

Mandiranga said he employs at least 20 workers at the farm, who are all paid on a monthly basis and has also been operating a butchery and an abattoir since 1984.

zacc land probe

Source: newsday


Latest News

Chamisa demands Chief Ndiweni's unconditional release

by ZimLive | 17 August 2019 | 515 Views

Chief Ndiweni's incarçeration an attack on peoples rights - Chief Ndi...

by Iphithule Maphosa | 17 August 2019 | 314 Views

'Prisca Mupfumira wanted to remove General Chiwenga'

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 August 2019 | 6256 Views

Royal Crown Council condemns Chief Ndiweni judgement

by The Royal Crown Council | 17 August 2019 | 1856 Views

Ndiweni is an MDC-affiliated Chief and so can do no wrong

by Petina Gappa | 17 August 2019 | 1470 Views

'Heavy is the head that wears the crown' said W Ncube - meant 'Empty i...

by Patrick Guramatunhu | 17 August 2019 | 1012 Views

CIOs block release of Chief Ndiweni court judgment

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 August 2019 | 3886 Views

Heavily armed police and Army jet besiege Bulawayo

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 August 2019 | 8069 Views

BREAKING: Tabitha Khumalo arrested

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 August 2019 | 7258 Views

Henry Olonga takes on Mnangagwa...again

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 August 2019 | 6335 Views

To what end Mr Chamisa, does the end justify the means? - Dear Nelson ...

by Munya Shumba | 17 August 2019 | 1267 Views

Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni an illegitimite Chief?

by Nicholas Ncube | 17 August 2019 | 1928 Views

ZANU PF youths in police uniform beat up Harare protestors?

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 August 2019 | 3752 Views

Woman scalds hubby for not picking her from church

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2019 | 1830 Views

Bosso player & manager fight: New details emerge - NEW details have em...

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2019 | 1261 Views

Chamisa vows more protests despite Harare ban

by newzimbabwe | 17 August 2019 | 1024 Views

Welshman Ncube speaks out

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 August 2019 | 4827 Views

Mthuli Ncube has a plan, but is it gobbledegook?

by Bloomberg News | 17 August 2019 | 2838 Views

Woman finds hubby in bed with sex worker, arrested for assault - A Chi...

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2019 | 2130 Views

Newly appointed chiefs have no power to apportion land - Masvingo Prov...

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2019 | 684 Views

Pupurai Togarepi invests CDF in clinic

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2019 | 721 Views

Handcuffed rape suspect bolts from court - A Kwekwe man who could not ...

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2019 | 1239 Views

Tsikamutandas leave in a huff as villagers bay for their blood - HUNTE...

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2019 | 1127 Views

Cheating wife dumps husband after busting her - FOR a Bulawayo woman, ...

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2019 | 2201 Views

Man parades neighbour's hat, use condom - A MAN from Gokwe paraded a u...

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2019 | 917 Views

Man files US$300,000 lawsuit against wife's lover - A LOCAL businessma...

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2019 | 489 Views

Woman slaps hubby with lifetime sex ban - FOR a sex-deprived Bulawayo ...

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2019 | 716 Views

Wife snatching businessman at it again - A GWANDA businessman – who ...

by Staff reporter | 17 August 2019 | 627 Views

United Nations statement on MDC demonstration

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 August 2019 | 1831 Views


Zimfest delivers another 'phenomenal' festival

by Tidi Kwidini | 07 August 2019 | 629 Views

Should you be betting on reality TV show outcome too?

by Staff Writer | 05 August 2019 | 82 Views

WATCH: Jah Prayzah featuring Iyasa Sadza nemuriwo song

by Mandla Ndlovu | 23 July 2019 | 5594 Views

Muvhango star Marang Phala visits Prophet Sovi's church

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 July 2019 | 9561 Views

Pure Black set to take Africa by storm

by Mandla Ndlovu | 04 July 2019 | 997 Views

'Cook Off' movie set for UK premiere

by Agencies | 02 July 2019 | 810 Views

Zimbabwean rapper teams up with top selling American singer

by Staff Reporter | 17 June 2019 | 1319 Views

Five Reliable Outlook Pst File Repair Tools

Outlook pst files can become corrupted -- and when that happens, work grinds to a halt. if your organization relies on outlook, one of these tools could save the day. outlook is the industry standard groupware tool. let's take a look at five that can... Read More
ITnews 04 May 2015 ago

Ios 9 Features Inspired By Android

apple announced ios 9 on monday, and while watching the keynote, i had just a little bit of déjà vu. most of ios 9's new features seem to be squarely aimed at apple's biggest rival in mobile: android. specifically, they were about catching up to ... Read More
Sergey 13 June 2015 ago