Articles tagged 'land barons'

Land barons target Golden Quarry dumpsite 5 April 2019 Land barons have begun creating roads in order to illegally parcel out land at Golden Quarry dumpsite in Warren Park. During a visit at the site, some graders were parked by the road side, as the invaders intend to construct roads in the landfill.
Time to permanently deal with land barons 12 January 2019 HARARE - For many years, Zimbabweans have suffered at the hands of land barons, who have fleeced people of their hard-earned cash. These unscrupulous property dealers have parcelled out State, council and privately-owned land to unsuspecting buyers. When push comes to shove, it is the home-...
Harare South MP warns land barons 8 October 2018 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 c...
Land barons a menace to society 14 September 2018 HARARE - For many years, Zimbabwe has grappled with the phenomenon of land barons, who have illegally possessed State, council and private land before selling it to unsuspecting home seekers. Due to a high demand for homes, Zimbabweans are easily falling prey to these unscrupulous and politica...
Zanu PF MPs slam govt over land barons 30 September 2017 HARARE - Government is sponsoring cartels that are in the business of grabbing farms whose owners would have died and selling them for a fee, Parliament heard this week. Zanu PF legislators complained in the National Assembly during Wednesday's question without notice session that the cartels ...
Land barons charged in $47k rap 19 December 2016 HARARE - Two suspected land barons have been dragged to court after they reportedly fleeced desperate home seekers of $47 000 in a botched residential stands deal. Itayi Gonhi,48, and 41-year-old Isau Jonah Dangiri appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa facing allegations of thef...
No rule of law in Zim: Chinamasa 12 December 2016 HARARE - Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa says land barons are giving him “sleepless nights” as they are raking in millions of dollars in untaxed money so that he now agrees with the notion that “there is no rule of law in Zimbabwe”. Chinamasa's remarks follow revelations made in Cabinet las...
Bak Storage demolitions: Nowhere to call home 20 November 2016 HARARE - The image of a wailing mother flinging her arms in grief while her child tries in vain to console her has not been easily forgotten by onlookers who stood motionless as bulldozers razed down structures along Harare-Masvingo road. It's been close to a month since that episode left more...
'Zanu PF bigwigs behind land scams' 22 August 2015 HARARE - Top Zanu PF officials are behind the massive land scam that has seen thousands of desperate home seekers losing their hard-earned money, the MDC, and an internal report by the ruling party reveal. In the past few weeks, a number of land barons have been arrested on allegations of ille...
Land barons give Zanu PF headaches 16 August 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF government, known for its patronage system and use of gullible supporters to win votes, has no appetite to arrest land barons who are accused of fuelling illegal settlements in towns and major cities, analysts say. This comes as the Zanu PF government...
Council in midnight demolition blitz 27 September 2014 HARARE - Violence threatened to rear its ugly head in Chitungwiza yesterday as a mob threatened to burn down the mayor's house and kidnap his children following the demolition of properties by council in the early hours of Friday morning. “A mob of more than 50 people came to my offices and th...