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    Chief Mugabe accused of appointing kraal heads for money

    Nyasha Musambasi

    Morgenster – Villagers from Chief Mugabe's area are angry that their Chief is allegedly appointing new kraalheads and making money in the process by forcing those appointed to pay him in cash and kind.
    Chief Mugabe is said to be selling away parts of established villages and establishing new villages.
    Masvingo District Administrator Makepeace Muzenda said although she was not aware of the practice, selling of traditional leadership was illegal since it is a birthright.
    Chief Mugabe's real name Matubede Mudavanhu was accused by Thomas Jongwe who is village head Makopa and his sister Sarah Njamba.
    "Chief Mugabe sold part of our village to Tatisai and Sundire and was paid a cow and a goat," said Njamba during an interview at The Mirror offices.
    However, Chief Mugabe has denied the allegations saying that he is giving back the land to its original owners who had deserted it during the war of liberation and the livestock he was given is an appreciation token given to the chief at the handover ceremony.
    "I am not being corrupt as they put it but I am just being fair to my people.
    "What happened is that during the war Tatisai, Sundire and Makopa left their villages for safe areas, after the war Makopa was the first to come back and reclaimed his village including the other two.
    "I gave them back their villages and everything is above board as their names are registered with the District Administrator," said Chief Mugabe in a telephone interview with The Mirror. news
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