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Crime & Courts

‘Land Baron’ Chombo Granted Bail


By Court Reporter

Former Local Government Minister Ignatius Chombo, was Friday granted bail by a Harare Magistrate Stanford Mambanje after spending days in remand prison.

Chombo allegedly asked home-seekers to deposit varying sums of money for land purchases into his Chombo Housing Co-operative bank account.

The state alleges that he allocated himself over 125 stands in Harare and parcelled out land through his companies – Comverol Enterprise, Cayford and Cavford in Carrick Creagh Farm in Harare without paying for the land.

Chombo’s old bail conditions would apply to the present case and report every fortnight to the nearest police station.
The next remand date is 12 March.

Robert Tapfumaneyi