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Relief for Zvimba residents

One of the developers of the Sandon suburb near the proposed new capital city says negotiations with the government are underway to secure title deeds for people who bought housing stands as the firm seeks to complete the project.

By Staff Reporter

Delatfin Investments said it was in talks with the Local Government ministry and the Zvimba Rural District Council following the suspension of the local authority’s CEO Peter Hlohla over a litany of corruption charges.

The alleged corruption was blamed for the delays in the completion of the project. Hlohla is being investigated by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission.

Delatfin CEO Felix Munyaradzi said Hlohla’s suspension had cleared the way for the project to resume.

“We have already moved forward, we are having discussions with the ministry and council to have all the problems regularised so that we complete the project,” he said.

“We are doing drainages and scheming for roads and by August this year, we will be done with phase two as we also work on roads on phase three before the next rainy season.”

Hlohla was allegedly refusing to do rate clearance, which was a requisite for them to process the title deeds.

He was accused of refusing to inspect road construction by Delatfin as a way of sabotaging the company.

Hlohla had allegedly given the same piece of land to his cronies.

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