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Mafume in court for giving stands to his sister and secretary

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  • The stands are believed to be in Westlea, Harare.

HARARE Mayor Jacob Mafume is expected to appear in court today on allegations of illegally parcelling out residential stands to his sister and secretary.

The stands are believed to be in Westlea, Harare.

Mafume was arrested on Wednesday and is set to face criminal abuse of office charges.

National police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, confirmed the arrest.

It also emerded that there are some extra the charges he might face, beyond his involvement in the illegal parcelling out of stands in Harare.

Mafume is alleged to have unlawfully allocated residential stands to his sister and secretary under unclear circumstances.

A number of other council bosses have been arrested over the Westlea stands, while others were nabbed over the Kuwadzana stands scandal.

Mafume is councillor for Ward 17 and was elected mayor in September following the recall of the then mayor, Herbert Gomba, by the MDC-T. ■

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