Harare South MP warns land barons

HARARE – Harare South Member of Parliament Tongai Mnangagwa has said he will put an end to land barons in his constituency who have been duping residents of their hard-earned money.

“We are going to make sure that all the land barons who were deceiving residents are arrested because they are causing havoc in this area.

“We want to maintain order and people must get their title deeds as soon as possible,” he said at a rally in his constituency last week.

The MP said there are purged Zanu PF officials who are still in the habit of illegally selling land to innocent civilians, but said the long arm of the law will soon catch up with them.

“We have some former Zanu PF members who are still parcelling out land illegally.

“All those people are going to be arrested and as your MP, I want to make sure that this issue is justly dealt with,” a tough-talking Mnangagwa said.

“No one is going to demolish your houses because we are in the process of giving you title deeds.”

This comes after government has set a commission of Inquiry into the sale of State land, following appalling land audit results.

The commission is targeted at people who bought State land handed over for urban development and those involved in double and multiple allocations.

It’s also targeting individuals and companies allocated stands on spaces meant for the building of schools, clinics, roads, recreation sites, among others who might have been “prejudiced or displaced in any way by the re-allocation, re-surveying and or re-pegging of stands”.

Comments (4)

Come to Southlands Hon. MP, there is a group operating as Union B. They are swindling members of their hard earned funds

SOX - 9 October 2018

He is one of the land barons and i can proffer evidence to that . He has been supporting a group of rogue land invaders in Budiriro and wants to side with them to push the bonafide owners out . Only time will tell and witness that , what im saying here is truth. He is busy as im speaking working with these guys

Shelz - 9 October 2018

Big question is ; when are the title deeds going to be issued? The areas have not been re-surveyed as URDCORP has suddenly disappeared from the scene. Come 2023, chaitwa hapana!!

The Analyst - 9 October 2018

how can one obtain a title deed whilst there in not even an agreement of sale and offer letters to the residents. It was just a sweet talk, udcorp was a political creation by kasukuwere, chombo and mashayamombe. Now this guy will be bringing another creation with the assistance of land barons. He should just order udcorp to fullfill its promises because people have already parted with their $US10 reg fees paid to udcorp. We want to witness the arrest of those known land barons and just a promise to arrest talk.

UMP - 16 November 2018

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