Chombo's empire the details

Today we bring you the details of Local Government Minister Ignatius Chombos sprawling business and property empire that the minister a civil servant since 1988 albeit a senior one -- has mysteriously built over the years. Although Chombo clearly attempted to hide his empire under shelf companies and various other guises its sheer size meant that this

HARARE – Dozens of housing stands and other property amassed by Local Government and Rural Development minister Ignatius Chombo over the years have been listed under several shelf companies and his sons in desperate bid to cover-up the veteran minister's sprawling empire.

The concealment of Chombo's properties under shelf companies and third parties was facilitated by Attorney General Johannes Tomana, who masterminded the transfer of the properties to some of Chombo's sons and investment vehicles.

Chombo's letter addressed

(5) Nimrod Gilford Chombo — Volvo, Norton business stand, Chishawasha residential stand, Chinhoyi business stand, Chelsea Flats, Block of 4 units. (6) Ignatius Morgen Chiminya Chombo Jnr — Norton Business Stand, Chishawasha residential stand, Banket business stand, Chelsea Flats, 1 block of 4 units. (7) Marian Chombo – Greendale House, Glenview 1 House, Glen View 7 House, Land Cruiser. (Item No. 7 to be transferred into Marina Chombo's son trust.

Chombo's letter also advises Tomana to transfer 100 percent shareholding of Growfin Investments – his major investment vehicle – into Chombo Family Trust. He also advises the AG to transfer new Allan Grange farm to Chombo Family Trust.

The contents of other documents in our possession bear witness to Chombo's incredible wealth: stands in Epworth, Chirundu, Kariba, Ruwa, Chinhoyi, Mutare, Chegutu, Binga, Victoria Falls, Zvimba, Chitungwiza, Beitbridge, Harare and Bulawayo.

All these stands are mostly commercial, some of them residential, hidden under investment vehicles Dilcrest Investments, Hutmat Investments, Growfin Investments, Teamrange Investments, Waywick Investments, Harvest-Net Investments, Waycorn Investments, Tonewick Investments, Aixland Investments, and Nedbourne Investments. All the investment vehicles were created by the minister to hold his properties.

Pride of place must go to the more than dozen housing stands accumulated in Harare's leafy suburbs, including Stand 61 in Helensvale which is hidden under Harvest-Net Investments. It is fully paid for and awaiting title deeds.

The minister has also acquired residential stands 257 to 260 in Borrowdale Estates under investment vehicle Waywick Investments, residential stands 251 to 255 again in Crouhill Borrowdale estates under Tonewick Investments, stand 293 in Avondale under Waywick Investments, and stand 365 Beverly in Harare under Nedbourne Investments.

Below is the full list of some of the minister's properties:


Greendale house – 243 Arcturus Rd, Greendale

Avondale house – 79 West Rd, Avondale West

New Marlbororugh – 2334 Mwenezi Avenue, New Marlborough

Glenview houses, House No. 187-24 crescent Glenview 1, House No. 7386 – 4th way Glenview 7

Chadcombe house – Chelsea Garden Flats – 3 Clyst road, Chadcombe

Eatlea house – Flat no. B319, Odzi Court, East view gardens


1. Mazda 323 – registration number 692-967Z

2. Nissan 3.0 – 782-177R

3. Mercedes E230 – 826-101K

4. Toyota Land Cruiser – 795-526B

5. Toyota Land Cruiser 841-061N

6. Mazda B1600 – 644-814J

7. DAT/Nissan 2000 – 698-750K

8. Mazda B2200 – 525-882K

9. Peugeot 678-302J

10. Landrover station wagon 46CD24

11. Nissan N-Champ

Trucks and Trailers

1. Freight liner horse 830-643X

2. Freight liner horse – 830-644Y

3. Freight liner horse 830-641V

4. Freight liner horse 830-642W

5. Mamsen tanker flat deck 805-833E

6. Tasker semi-trailer tri-axle 812-854L

New Allan Grange farm trucks and trailers

1. International 9700 horse – 808-860V

2 Volvo FL6 dropside – 723-023T

3. Mercedes Benz 1417 truck 567-746P

4. Leyland Comet 16.16 dropside 495-736S

Mamsen trailer tri-axle 832-204Q

Homemade trailer – 827-847H


John Deere, JD 4450, JD4255, JD 3140, JD 3350

Landini tractor

Same 80

Same explorer tractor,

60 same solar tractor

Case 4230 case tractor

Messy Ferguson MF390, MF 390E

2 Fiat-Agri 8066 tractor

2 New Holland NH-8066

total 17 tractors

Motor bikes

Jialing 125JHL,

3 Suzuki 35Suzuki, 2 125 Suzuki bikes

Yamaha 100, Yamaha 115

Honda 185

Total 7 bikes

More farm equipment

15 trailers,

8 harrows,

5 planters,

2 ploughs

3 combine harvesters CLAAS 78s, Classic 78, combine harvestoer case

total 3 combine harvestors

3 grinding mills,

3 graders

2 generators

2 compresors

2 welding machines

2. gas welding and cutting sets

2 centre pivots

10 pumps – 1 hydroflo, 9 100HP[pump units

6 storage tanks

2 grinders

More than 1000 pipes and ancillary equipment such as taps, bends, end plugs reducers

324 sprinklers

6 Compaq PCs

1 HP office jet 4110 printer

LX300 Epson printer

Residential and commercial stands

Epworth commercial stand hidden under Hutmat Investment paid in full, need to be fenced

2 Chirundu local board commercial stand under Growfin Investment

Kariba stands No. 1201, 1202 commercial stands hidden under Hutmat investments – paid for

Ruwa local board stand No 23407 hidden under Teamrange invstment – paid in full

Chinhoyi stand No. 6819 hidden under Nedbourne Investments – paid in full

Mutare commercial stand Hutmat Invstments – noy yet paid for

Chegutu stand No 30250 Hutmat investments paid in full

Binga Lakeshore commercial stand No 1493 Teamrange Investment – waiting EIA

Victoria Falls stand No 1382 and 1383 Hutmat investments – application made

Zvimba rural disctric council brockfield Waywick Investments – application made

City of Harare Stand 61 Helensvale Harare – Harvest-Net invstments – fully paid awaiting title deeds

Chitungwiza Stand No 29540, Unit G Seke -commercial stand Hutmat invstment – paid for

Beitbridge town residential stands – Waywick investments – application made

Beitbridge town residential stand 4691 – awaiting lease documents

Harare Crouhill farms, Borrowdale Estates residential stands 261 to 265 Waycorn invstments – processing title deeds

Crouhill farms, Borrowdale Estates residential stands 251 to 255 Tonewick investments – processing title deeds

Harare stand 293 Avondale Waywick investments – fully paid awaiting title deeds

Harare stand 365Beverly Nedbourne Investments (Pvt) Ltd, fully paid awaiting title deeds

Bulawayo residential stands 93 Matsheamhlope, Aixland investments.

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