Chief Nemangwe given 24-hr ultimatum to return villager’s cattle


The magistrate court in Gokwe has issued Chief Nemangwe with a 24 hour ultimatum to return three cattle he had grabbed from a villager.

The villager, Shepherd Chiwome was represented by advocates from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) who confirmed the development.

“In Gokwe, we have ensured that Shepherd Chiwome, a villager, has regained ownership of his cattle, which had been unlawfully dispossessed from him by Chief Nemangwe & his former in-laws, with a Magistrate ordering the Chief to return his 3 cows within 24 hours,” posted ZLHR.

According to the lawyers Chiwome desperately needed to utilise as draught power during the ongoing farming season.

“In court, Chinopfukutwa protested & argued that Chiwome’s former in-laws & Chief Nemangwe had resorted to self-help when they confiscated his cattle.

“Now, Chiwome is a relieved man as he can utilise his cattle to cultivate his fields & carry out other domestic chores,” noted his lawyers.

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