The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) has arrested the Chief Executive Officer of Murewa Rural District Council, Alois Gurajena (48) for Criminal Abuse of Office after he allegedly subdivided a farm and allocated stands to home seekers without following due process.
Zimbabwe Anti corruption Commission spokesperson, John makamure confirmed the arrest in a statement released on Thursday.
According to Zacc, in 2003, Train Farm was leased to Moses Sewera for agricultural purposes and has been utilized for that purpose since then.
“Gurajena subdivided the farm and allocated stands to home seekers. In doing this, Gurajena flouted laid down procedures which state that when a farm is to be converted from farming activities to urban development, the Ministry of Lands formerly hands over the farm to Ministry of Local Government who in turn hand over the farm to the Local authority for initiation of processes to convert it into urban development following laid down procedures,” said Makamure.
“According to the Zimbabwe Anti-corruption Commission, the farm was not formally handed over to the Ministry of Local Government, by the Ministry of Lands and as such the Ministry of Local Government has not handed over the farm to Murewa RDC for urban development.”