MORE than 50 cases of illegal land allocations have been unearthed by the Kabwe Municipal Council involving some former employees.
The council believes that a group of former employees from Kabwe Municipal Council (KMC) has allegedly engaged in illegal land allocation and selling of plots to unsuspecting buyers using a council minute book of 2010.
Council public relations manager, Nancy Chenga has disclosed that the local authority has from last year to date received 50 cases of land illegalities involving plot allocations.
In an interview, Ms Chenga explained that the mushrooming buildings in Kabwe had caught the attention of the authority, despite the council halting administering of land allocation from 2017 to date.
Ms Chenga said it has come to the attention of the council that some former council employees were using the 2010 minute book, a document used as evidence that one acquired land.
She said the document was the one they were using to illegally allocate land but said some of the cases were already appearing in the courts of law.
She however said the local authority was putting in place measures that ensured that illegal land allocation in the district was put to an end.
Ms Chenga warned that the council will not allow such illegality to continue and ensure that anyone found wanting would be prosecuted.