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Youth blamed traditional leaders for forcibly mobilizing villagers to support Zanu PF

Youth in Chivi have expressed concern over the partisan involvement of Chiefs and Headmen in ZANU-PF mobilization process. Community Tolerance Reconciliation and Development (COTRAD) peace club members stated that, the traditional leaders in Chivi have become more of an extension of the ruling party, Zanu (PF) and are abusing their authority to fan violence and hatred against perceived and know opponents of the opposition parties. The youth accused Chief Chivi, Chief Shindi amongst other traditional leaders for coercively mobilizing local villagers to attend Zanu PF meeting addressed by Minister of state for Masvingo province Shuvai B Mahofa at Chivi Rural District Council last week. The youth who attend the coercive mobilized Zanu PF meeting also criticized headmen Madyangove for leading Zanu PF choir singing party songs and slogans during the meeting. “The headmen declared that there will be no peace if the people betray ZANU-PF by voting for opposition …