Land barons

  • Courts and Law

    Smelly Dube corruptly given 2,200 stands by Govt Ministers

    ZANU-PF Midlands Province official and River Valley Properties Chief Executive Officer Smelly Dube has appeared in court on allegations of fraud and conspiracy to abuse of office, with the court hearing that she was corruptly given 2,169 stands by Government Ministers. It is the State’s case that Dube is facing fraud charges involving the selling of state land and another…

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    Suspected land baron Fredrick Mabamba dies in prison

    By Nompumelelo Sibanda SUSPECTED serial fraudster and Chitungwiza land baronFredrick Mabamba, has died. Mabamba was in remand prison in Harare following his arrest last month over alleged illegal land deals running into millions of U.S. dollars. State-owned media report that the business tycoon collapsed at remand prison and his death was confirmed upon arrival at Parirenyatwa Hospital where he was…

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  • Local

    Land baroness collapses, hospitalised as police close in

    GWERU land developer Smelly Dube has been arrested by anti-corruption police accused of selling state land in Gweru. The River Valley Properties CEO collapsed and was hospitalised on Tuesday after learning that police were closing in on her. Police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said Dube faced fraud charges for allegedly selling urban state land. Nqobani Sithole, a member of…

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