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Chief Bere’s aides fined for allocating government land

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Chief Bere’s aides fined for allocating government land


Trymore Tagwirei
Mirror Reporter

MASVINGO-Masvingo Magistrate Tafadzwa Mhlanga ordered Chief Bere’s aides to pay a US$100 fine each found guilty of allocating government land to their people. The fine is to be paid in local currency at the prevailing rate before the end of this month.
The trio was reported to the Police by the incumbent Chief Bere accused of allocating the gazetted land without the authority of the late Chief Bere.

Dickson Chikozho (51), Whycliff Hadzirahwi (53) and Melusi Makanyeza (59) appeared last week before Masvingo Magistrate Tafadzwa Mhlanga facing charges of occupying the gazetted land after they sold plots at Kimberly Ranch Subdivision to Stewart Kwirirai and Chris Chiguba without the approval from the Chief.

The three pleaded guilty to the charges and told the court that the late Chief Bere permitted them to allocate land to Kwirirai and Chiguba.
However, the incumbent Chief Bere opposed the three and said they allocated the stands because they undermined his father.
The accused further told the court that they never sold the land to anyone but allocated them after the late Chief advised them to do so.
Prosecutor Tinotenda Makoti told the Court that Chikozho, Hadzirahwi and Makanyeza went to Kimberly Ranch on March 13, 2021. The land was gazetted on June 04, 2004, by the government. The trio allocated plots to Kwirirai and Chiguba.

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