Herbert Gomba, the Mayor of Harare has been arrested over the stands scam.
Zim Morning Post reports that Gomba was picked up by Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission and spent the night in the police cells. He is likely to appear before Harare Magistrates’ Court this morning.
Gomba was reportedly involved in the illegal creation and sale of stands, with irregularities in the approval of plans and production of fraudulent layout plans prejudicing the Harare city council of thousands of dollars.
His subordinates in council who include Edgar Dzehonye, a senior officer in the housing department, have appeared in court, to answer to charges of criminal abuse of office.