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Persecution Of Citizens In Nyanga Reach New Levels - Lawyers

Persecution Of Citizens In Nyanga Reach New Levels - Lawyers

The Zimbabwean Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) have said traditional leaders in Nyanga, Manicaland Province, are persecuted for wearing anything red between June and September. In a statement seen by Pindula News, the lawyers said In his jurisdiction, one Village Head, Misheck Dirorimwe, does not allow his subjects to wear anything red from the month of September to June and anyone who violates the directives is fined. We present ZLHR’s statement:

PERSECUTION OF CITIZENS PLUMBS NEW DEPTHS IN NYANGA

THE persecution of citizens has plumbed new depths after a Village Head in Nyanga District in Manicaland province recently convicted and ordered one of his subjects to pay fines for wearing red apparel (red cap) in his jurisdiction.

The traditional leader recently took the unprecedented and bizarre decision in which he ordered an 85-year-old villager, Munashe Makunura of Tamunesa village, to pay US$20, four goats and two chickens after faulting him for allowing his grandson, who had visited him, to wear a red cap, a practice which is outlawed by Misheck Dirorimwe, the Village Head.

In his jurisdiction, the Village Head does not allow his subjects to wear anything red from the month of September to June.

Makunura, who was convicted and sentenced by Dirorimwe on 7 January 2022, was also charged for undermining authority of the Village Head by not presenting himself at a primary court session, where he was supposed to answer to the frivolous charges.

Makunura has now engaged two legal practitioners Kelvin Kabaya and Peggy Tavagadza of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, who are in the process of drafting an appeal seeking to set aside the odd decision of the primary court.

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9 Comments

Saunyama Reason 2 months ago

Kusapfeka zvered hausi mutemo vasabhuku asi kt mutemo wedu isu wekwamambo. ZLHR ngavauye vachiziva kt ndogona kuvaripisa mombe shanu ndodyirepiwo vakomana. Hama yemukomana uyu tri kuida kudare musi wa11 March.


2 months ago


reason saunyama 2 months ago

uyu hausi mutemo vasabhuku asi kt mutemo vasabhuku asi kuti ngewangu inene chief. ZLHR ngavauye vachiziva kt ndogona kuvaripisa mombe shanu ndodyirepiwo vakomana. Hama yemukomana uyu tri kuida kudare musi wa11 March

Dispensar 2 months ago

Vachirikumas****,izvimbo yakabrainwahiwa Canada kuvigirwa MA yellow ,CCC,chete ,chete, .


Pfomfviro 2 months ago

zvakasara izvo Tichakuenda isu ana Pfomfviro tione kuti vanotiitei


zimboy 2 months ago

zvemugotsi matsuro izvoo....ndiudzeyi kwake chaiko ndiende ne all red


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Mdara Odza 2 months ago

I come from Nyanga; it is the area's customary laws that forbids wearing red clothes in the summer (from November to April), whilst this Headman can be brought into question for extending the period, it should be noted that he did not act in a manner that violated one's political rights.


El zorro 2 months ago

Why not red?

cute 2 months ago

ndezvekuma@ma izvoo machief kuda kupfuma nevamwe



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