GWERU: The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission has once again hit on Gweru this time arresting Director of Housing and Community Services, Shingirayi Tigere for criminal abuse of duty as a public office in a case he is alleged to have sold reserved land to City of Gweru Mayor Josiah Makombe without following procedure.
Complainant in the case is the state represented by Vakayi Chikwekwe in his capacity as the City of Gweru acting town clerk.
It is the State’s case that Tigere in his capacity as Director of Housing and Community Services effected the sale of reserved stand being the remainder of Lot 17 of Bickford of the Umsungwe Block measuring 7801 square meters.
“This stand can only be disposed upon approval of change of reservation from the Minister of Local Government and Public Works,” reads the court documents in possession of CommuTalk.
“Despite this procedure, accused proceeded to sale the stand to Josiah Makombe, the City of Gweru sitting Mayor without Ministerial approval.
“The accused acted unlawfully and contrary to or inconsistent with his duties as public officer by showing favor to Josiah Makombe,” the court documents further read.
The stand was valued at RTGS166 735.30.
Tigere who appeared in court today is set to appear in court again tomorrow for bail hearing.