Harnessing the Power of Communities to resist abuses of power-Mudzi Alert

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) members in Kotwa and Nyamapanda have raised concerns over the abuses of power by traditional leaders.  Chief Goronga is allegedly forcing his subjects to build a chief’s court and is demanding forced labour,  forced contributions and forcing subjects to fuel his government given motor vehicle. The villagers want Chief Goronga to stop punishing the villagers who are unable to contribute. ZimRights maintains that it is the role of government to ensure that there is adequate infrastructure to enable justice delivery and also that it is not the duty of citizens that are already poverty stricken to fuel motor vehicles for their leaders.