SACU Goes After Alleged Chitungwiza Land Baron Wellington Peyama
President Mnangagwa’s Special Anti Corruption Unit (SACU) has reportedly set its sights on Chitungwiza businessman Wellington Peyama for his alleged land dealings with the town council, Newsday reports.
SACU is reportedly investigating Peyama’s company, Peyama Investments which is reportedly fronted by a Zanu PF activist, on how it got a commercial stand measuring 3,8405 hectares without following due process according to the publication.
A memo signed by SACU Head Tabani Vusa Mpofu seen by the publication reportedly reads:
Take note, this matter requires urgent attention. Can PDC (Provincial Development Coordinator) provide the necessary paper work and interview the municipality, provide all records relating to this matter.
According to Newsday Peyama was allocated land by the council in 2008 but it was cancer in 2009 after they discovered the land was reserved for social amenities:
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His(Peyama) lease agreement had also an option to purchase and was duly cancelled on the 21st of June 2009, a development that signals an immense abuse of office on the part of council officials
Peyama reportedly took the council to court and the court ordered that he be compensated and the council decided to compensate him by giving him more land. SACU is also investigating how Chitungwiza allocated 141 residential and commercial stands to Peyama measuring 6,5 hectares although the initial claim was for 3,8 hectares.
This came barely a week after Vice President CGDN Chiwenga told a meeting in Harare that land barons will have their day in court.