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Update On Nyanga Man Who Was Fined For Wearing Red During Rainy Season

Update On Nyanga Man Who Was Fined For Wearing Red During Rainy Season

The case of a Nyanga man who was fined by a local traditional leader after his minor child wore red during a rainy season has spilt into a magistrates’ court where a ruling is yet to be made. The 74-year-old Peter Makura approached the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights who are now representing him. Pindula News presents an update on the case as reported by ZLHR:

SEPTUAGENARIAN CHALLENGES TRADITIONAL LEADERS’ BIZARRE CUSTOM

A 76-year-old Nyanga man has asked a traditional leader to return his livestock and money which he paid as punishment after his 15-year-old grandson was convicted and fined for allegedly violating an odd traditional custom of wearing red colours during the rainy season.

Fungai Mushonga, the Headman for Tamunesa village in Nyanga District in Manicaland province on 7 January 2022 took the unprecedented and bizarre decision in which he ordered 76-year-old Peter Makunura to pay four goats, two chickens and US$20 after faulting him for allowing his 15-year-old grandson, who had visited him, to wear a red cap during the rainy season, a practice which is outlawed in the village. Makunura was also charged for undermining authority of the Headman by not presenting himself at a primary court session, where he was supposed to answer to the frivolous charges.

The 76-year-old Makunura has now engaged Kelvin Kabaya and Peggy Tavagadza of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, who recently filed an application for review of the proceedings presided over by Mushonga and seeking to set aside the absurd decision of the primary court. In the application, Kabaya and Tavagadza argued that Mushonga’s decision to summon a minor child to appear in court without his guardian and to permit the Messenger of Court to attach and take into execution Makunura’s property, when he was never a party to the proceedings and was never summoned to appear in the primary court, was grossly irregular as to amount to an illegality.

The human rights lawyers also contended that the decision by Mushonga to enter a judgment in default in circumstances involving a minor child was grossly irregular as to induce a sense of shock and revulsion.

Kabaya and Tavagadza want Mushonga’s judgment to be set aside and that he be ordered to pay back the four goats, two chickens and US$20 to Makunura.

In his defence, Mushonga, who is opposing the application, argued that it is taboo in his jurisdiction for his subjects to “wear red clothing during the rainy season” and that he could not ascertain the age of Makunura’s grandson for him to realise that he was a minor.

Nyanga Magistrate Notebulgar Muchineripi is yet to hand down judgment on Makunura’s application.

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29 Comments

Kingsman 1 month ago

ssshhhmmmm


Kingsman 1 month ago

ssshhhmmmm


actor Actor 1 month ago

sabhuku munokara zvinhu


Maparamuro 1 month ago

Nyevhe yedu Iya yakaendepiko ko zvaingori tsika nditsikewo nemumvura mese tsika nditsikewo.

There is no progress in copying other people's traditions and cultures. Sadly it's only us Africans who deem their cultures inferior because of brainwashing through western education. Aborigens in Australia still practice their culture so do the Indians of America. In some places in South America they have what the call day of the dead when they exhumed the remains, sit them on a table and have a meal with them despite centuries of western colonization.
Vamwe vedu vakapiwa mukana vanoita sa Michael Jackson aidisa chaizvo kuva murungu. Kusaziva kwakafanana nekufa


zOrTiN 1 month ago

Vakasara headman, yellow ndiyo yave kurovesa nemheni zvachinja. Register to vote


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zOrTiN 1 month ago

Headman vanga vakarohwa ne January disease yanga iri January ka iyi. Vakatobubunya zvipfuwo vakatenge mhamba avo


😖😖 1 month ago

kukara uko


🚩 1 month ago

Tʜᴇʀᴇ ᴀʀᴇ sᴏᴍᴇ ᴘʀɪᴍɪᴛɪᴠᴇ ʀᴇɢɪᴏɴs ᴡʜɪᴄʜ sᴛɪʟʟ ᴄᴏɴsɪᴅᴇʀ ᴛᴀʙᴏᴏs, ʟɪᴋᴇ ᴏɴᴇ I ᴠɪsɪᴛᴇᴅ, ᴡʜᴇɴ ʏᴏᴜ sʟᴀᴜɢʜᴛᴇʀ ᴀ ɢᴏᴀᴛ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ sᴜʀᴇ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄʜᴇsᴛ ɪs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ ғᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ᴋʀᴀᴀʟ ʜᴇᴀᴅ ᴜᴋᴀsᴀᴅᴀʀᴏ ᴜɴᴏʀᴀɴɢᴡᴀ.


Da Truth 1 month ago

kwandakambo enda kwa Chief Charumbira vanochemera doro nenyama parifu kwanzi munhu Mukuru afa panofanira kuurawa mombe chero asina pliz msadero

JC 1 month ago

It's high time we have educated headmen


VaMushonga(Sabhuku) 1 month ago

kunyange MOTA tsvuku hadzifambiri mudunhu mangu kana yave nguva yemvura.Mireza haimurudzwi muzvikoro kana yave nguva yemvura
Pamusoro pezvaakaripa nazvo Ndodazve maToki maviri nemadhadha maviri kuti mhosva yake ipere.Ndini Sabhuku ndadaro


Frazer chachoka 1 month ago

Hey inga pakaipa

Da Truth 1 month ago

🆘👹red sabhuku avo


Gafa 1 month ago

@Chanzy wandipedza kkkkkk nezvingozha zve red anozviita sei he is a monkey


chanzy 1 month ago

it's funny, there is TRIP TRANS BUS, play that root which is red in COLOR but the bus is not summoned to the headman


kkkkkkk 1 month ago

kkkkkkkkkkk vana sabhuku wemanyika wana wasatan nemadzishe acho hawanei neconstitution uye tananga kumavotes wanowana favor even wari wrong. headman anofanira kuranga vaye vanoita zveAfrixan religion coz haasi muridzi wedunhu but a custodian akagadzwa nevachena nezanu. vanoshandisa mitemo iyoyo kumafuza.

Bright 1 month ago

Ummmm ndezvekare izvozvo chief avo or headman haa ngavasadaro


Chang 1 month ago

If traditional leaders are to uphold and preserve their tradition what could he have done besides this

Chang


Ribvungu 1 month ago

asi headman avo vachirikuti ukapfeka zvitsvuku unorohwa nemheni, really rediculous.


𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗮𝘇𝗮 1 month ago

𝗜 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗮𝗰𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺𝘀𝗲𝗹𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗹𝗮𝘄𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘂𝗻𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗿𝘂𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀.𝓜𝓪𝓻𝓪𝓿𝓪𝔃𝓪


Vax 1 month ago

Headman avo vanonyadzisa, ndanyara zvangu kuda kudya here🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

This traditional leader is so sooh outdated that's why Zimbabweans need change, truly we cant be lead by people who see red as taboo when clothing companies manufacture them in any weather 😂
#lettheboycomein#


ABSA 1 month ago

that traditional leader is soo crazy anoda zvinhu too much


Mkanya 1 month ago

This is extortion..... Traditional leaders are now crooks their wings needs to be clipped


The h Chawabvunza 1 month ago

The headman's ruling is going to be overturned. Finish !!!!!

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SWAT 1 month ago

Just pay back


maenza 1 month ago


$$$ 1 month ago

this traditional leadership bullsh*t should be stopped.


Moe Sangweni 1 month ago

Crazy



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