All my questions have been answered. All along l was doubting that a Council decision could have allocated land belonging to someone else to Zaoga. I knew that there was an underhand influence in this whole Zaoga University Saga.
Minister of Higher Education Professor Jonathan Moyo has just confirmed on twitter that Zaoga DID NOT BUY the land but was actually allocated by the State and not by the Bindura Town Council.
We all know who the ” State ” being referred is. It’s actually Mugabe himself !!! Shockingly Mugabe sought to distance himself by saying “zvakakanganiswa kuti mupihwe land pano” yet it’s his Office that did all this.
This was further confirmed by Dr E Guti in a speech read on behalf of Dr Ezekiel Guti. She said ” Your Excellency Land yamakatipa Iya tavekunzi tibhadhare US $2.3 million “. This is a clear indication that Zaoga approached “Office of the President ” when they wanted land to build the University and not the Bindura Town council as per the Urban Council Act.
Prof Jonathan Moyo had a torrid time on twitter trying to explain to law abiding citizens, on what Constitutional grounds did Mugabe allocate land without the knowledge of the jurisdictionally mandated Council.
In his quest to defend his Principal, Jonathan Moyo sought to separate the “State ” from ” local government “. In all this he forgot that a state is made up of local, Provincial and state government. President Mugabe has no power to override local council in matters of land. In fact without a “Presidential proclamation ” publicly made, President Mugabe decision to allocate Zaoga land is illegal and unconstitutional.
This is not the first time a church has approached Mugabe to do favours for them. It seems as If churches know that Mugabe has no respect of the laws of the land and he doesn’t respect other arms of government, so they approach him to get what they want, thereby sidelining the relevant Authorities.
Last year Magaya was allocated land by the President’s Office to build his church and it later turned out that the land belonged to someone and the matter is currently before the high Court. This is the problem of ignoring local authorities.
I don’t see this case ending anytime soon. We are likely to see some of these decisions being made by the Presient being questioned once Mugabe is gone. Zaoga should explain why they approached the “President Office ” instead of the constitutionally mandated local Bindura Council. The truth is; it is Mugabe who double allocated land and not Bindura Town council because it was never involved.
Whatever the motive for Mugabe sidelining the Council in his decisions is clearly Political. Mugabe should have directed Zaoga to go back to the Bindura Council and submit their application just like anybody else. I have said this before and l will say this again ” l dont want to live in a society where if l comit a crime, if processes or things are not going in my favour, l approach the President or the Commissioner.