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    Friday, 2 November 2018

    Land Commission warns Zivhu

       MP Killer Zivhu.


    GREAT ZIMBABWE HOTEL – The Commission of Inquiry into the sale of State land in and around urban areas since 2005 flexed its muscle on Friday last week when it warned land mogul and Chivi South  MP, Killer Zivhu to attend a meeting scheduled by the Commission or face arrest.
    Matters came to a head when Zivhu who is the director general of the Zimbabwe Amalgamated Housing Association appeared before the Commission on Friday last week said he was unable to attend a follow-up meeting arranged by the commissioners.
    The Commission asked Zivhu to bring documents to do with a certain stand for a block of flats that he bought from Chiredzi Rural District Council in 2014. Zivhu however, proposed to send the documents instead but Commission chairman, Justice Tendai Uchena ordered that he bring the documents in person.
    Zivhu then asked the Commission to allow him to send the documents with a senior member of ZAHA but Justice Uchena said there were questions that the MP would need to answer in person. Zivhu then shifted and said  he could not attend because  programme was full the following week; attending Parliament on Tuesday, doing private business on Monday and conducting National Budget consultation in Bulawayo for the rest of the week.
    He said he was also the president of the Zimbabwe Cross Border Association.
    It is then that one of the Commissioners warned Zivhu that the Commission was a court and a court took precedence over everything.
    “Honourable Zivhu may I warn you that this Commission is sitting as a court of law and a court takes precedence over everything. We have given you Monday and Tuesday to come back with the documents and if you don’t, we will issue a warrant of arrest against you. You are free to tell us what time you want to come on any of the two days and because of your busy schedule we will give you priority over the rest. You can come at 830am on any of the two days,” said Commissioner. Musarurwa.
    Zivhu who was rather put aback by the sudden resort to authority said he would not be able to arrive at 830am as he would come by bus because there is no fuel. He said he would come at 1130am.
    Zivhu had come to the Commission to answer questions pertaining to a stand that he bought at Buffalo Range. He told the Commission that he had stopped building the flats there because there was a lot of confusion regarding the status of the stand.
    “There is a lot of confusion. When I bought the stand we were told the project would not proceed until Chief Musara and Dzikamai Mavhaire who owned it through Shangani Holdings were paid money for designs.
    “Later the then Deputy Minister of Lands, Davis Marapira called and wanted to know who gave me permission to build on State land. EMA was querying on compliance and another report said that the area should not be built because it was close to the airport. I have because of these issues since suspended construction on the site,” said Zivhu. 

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