via land scam victims assist in probe | The Herald August 20, 2015
Several people who have lost their money in dubious land deals being undertaken by land barons who are parcelling out State and council land yesterday started reporting to the police to assist with ongoing investigations. This comes after police this week appealed to affected members of the public to come forward with information.
The number of those who had reported to police could not be obtained by last night, but police confirmed that a number of people had turned up.
Some of the people who reported included those whose houses were demolished recently, those duped by the illegal land barons and those who were settled on land unlawfully.
Progress in the investigation of 15 suspected land barons who were arrested over the weekend for illegally allocating land had been slowed down as complainants were not coming forward to report.
Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said all those who were duped should come forward and report their cases.
“Some of the people who were duped by these land barons have started reporting to the police and we are still appealing to members of the public to come and assist with investigations,” she said.
She reiterated that corrupt officials who were involved in the illicit land deals would be brought to book.
On Tuesday, Snr Asst Comm Charamba said members of housing co-operatives such as Ebenezer, Bhora Mughedhi, Musha Mukuru and Tinotenda Baba should report to the CID Law and Order section at Harare Central police station.
Clifford Chimusoro, Stanley Mugadza, Innocent Chakandinakira, Driver Kasambarare, Pardon Manyima, Dominoco Mark and Daniel Nyamuno who were some of the representatives of the listed housing co-operatives were granted bail when they appeared in court on Monday facing fraud charges.