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Don’t buy stands from bogus barons – Mutare clerk warns residents

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Don’t buy stands from bogus barons – Mutare clerk warns residents

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MUTARE – Mutare Acting Town Clerk has warned residents against buying residential stands being parceled out in the Gimboki area of Dangamvura as the place is reserved for a school.
Chafesuka this week alerted residents through a statement from the Public Relations office to be on the lookout for individuals engaging in fraudulent land allocations in Gimboki area.
“This notice is issued in the public interest in order to protect and safeguard the public against fraudulent activities. Council would like to inform residents that the land in question has not been transferred to any organisation or individual. Council has not engaged any third party to dispose of the land on its behalf.
“The land is designated for educational facilities and is not meant for residential purposes. No change of use has been effected on the piece of land. Individual home seekers stand to lose out should they buy land from those individuals masquerading as authority in parceling out land illegally. Where the Council resolves to sell, lease or donate land, it shall advertise its intentions to do so, in terms of Section 152 of the Urban Council’s Act Chapter 29:15,” read the notice seen by this publication.
However, Zanu PF District Coordinating Committee (DCC) Mutare chairperson Binali Yard claimed that the land is free land which does not belong to council.
He said that he is distributing the land to party supporters and those getting the land are receiving it for free.
He warned the acting Town Clerk not to get in the way of the party because he will get into trouble.
“He (Chafesuka) is looking for trouble. The residential stands we are parceling out to our supporters are not premised on any financial transaction but they are for free,” fumed Yard.
He vowed to continue with the allocations.
Chafesuka said the council position was clear and the local authority will stand by it.
“Council’s position is very clear on the said piece of land and we stand guided by that notice, the piece of land is designed for an educational facility and not residential area,” said Chafesuka.

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