ZAKA – Jonah Mugarajira Mushaya, who is Headman Mushaya, has attacked the apostolic sects known as Madzibaba for their practice of tying red and white cloths to trees, which he claimed offended members of other church denominations as well as non-believers.
Speaking at the burial of Muringidzi Hurudza in Chivhuru village, the headman demanded that the practice immediately stop saying if it is part of worshipping, those who practice it must then do it at their places of worship and not everywhere along the roads.
"Kana chiri icho chitendero chenyu itirai pamba penyu kwete panzira kana pane dzimwe nzvimbo dzeruzhinji (if it is your belief, do it at your own places and not everywhere)," said Mushaya
He rebuked the 'kushandirwa' practice which sometimes involves the dumping of broken pieces of clay pots at junctions as barbaric and said it was not welcome in his area.
"Zvekunyora mazita evanhu pachipepa mosunga netambo tsvuku mokanda muhari motsveta munzira handidi kana kuzvinzwa.
"I will send my advisors to investigate and if you are found, you must know that you will pay a heavy fine for it," warned the chief.
Mushaya also said all people in his area should build toilets at their homes and declared that open defecation was punishable in his area.
He urged his people to move with time and stop using bush toilets so as to preserve their health and said he was giving those without toilets a short period to build before he starts punishing those without toilets at their homesteads.
Recently, Chief Marozva of Bikita threatened to impose a fine in the form of a goat on every homestead that does not have a proper toilet.news