Harare Mayor Councillor Herbert Gomba was on Tuesday arrested on allegations of criminal abuse of office connected with the sale of stands.
Mayor Gomba is accused of being in the illegal creation and sale of stands, with irregularities in the approval of plans and altering plans.
A Zim Morning Post report claims that Gomba was picked up by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) and spent the night in the police cells.
Gomba was likely to appear before Harare Magistrates’ Court this morning.
It is alleged that Gomba was 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.
He is among top council officials arrested over the past few weeks in connection with a land scam that has so far led to the arrest of acting human resources director Retired Major Matthew Marara and principal housing director Edgar Dzehonye who are accused of prejudicing council US$1 million in the Kuwadzana stands deal.
The housing director Addmore Nhekairo was also arrested for signing offer letters to undeserving people.