In a classic example of how corruption has sapped the country, police officers, from the rank of constable right up to superintendent, are alleged to have worked in cahoots with Alpha Construction boss Jonathan Gapare, who is reported to have fleeced scores of homeseekers in Cowdray Park.
Bulawayo city fathers have complained about being sidelined from key projects they initiated to develop the city.
Alpha Construction boss Jonathan Gapare is desperate to gag The Insider because the Bulawayo City Council, which in October cancelled his contract to develop and build more than 500 houses in Cowdray Park, now wants $1.1 billion to rectify the mess his company made.
The Cowdray Park housing saga took a new twist recently when it emerged that residents could be the ultimate losers as the big guns exonerated themselves from the mess and sought to protect their positions.
The two main contenders, the Zimbabwe African National Union- Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) and the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) are heading in different directions.