Housing director, cop in court
HARARE City Council housing director Admore Nhekairo appeared in court on Saturday on allegations of corruptly offering housing stands to public officials, among them a magistrate, prosecutor, senior and junior cops.
The State opposed Nhekairo’s application for bail although he argued that he was a proper candidate for pre-trial freedom.
Over the weekend, another policeman, Naboth Nyachega, one of the alleged beneficiaries of the scam, appeared before Harare regional magistrate Bianca Makwande.
Assistant Commissioner Obeylaw Moyo, Detective Assistant Inspector Claudious Majonga, Detective Constable Aaron Karuru and chief law officer in charge of prosecution at Harare Magistrates’ Courts, Clemence Chimbari, have since appeared in court on similar allegations and are out on bail.
This matter arose from reports by the City of Harare alleging the sale of 150 housing stands by Marara, Dzehonye and other officials which were investigated by Majonga and Karuru under the supervision of Moyo, Nyachega and Joseph Mutipforo.
Allegations were that on February 4, Majonga and Karuru under the supervision of Moyo, Naboth Nyachega and Joseph Mutipforo arrested Dzehonye and Marara.
The State also alleged that the council officials further manipulated the council system to corruptly accommodate the four who had been allocated the Westlea stands.
The court heard that on June 30, the three police officers learnt that the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission was investigating a matter involving the stands they had been offered by Dzehonye and Marara, rushed to arrest them and took them to court.