MWENEZI- Angry villagers in Munyamane in Mwenezi East are reportedly threatening Chief Maranda whom they accuse of trying to protect corrupt village head irregularly appointed by his predecessor.
The villagers have now removed five village heads and replaced them with community chairpersons and are reportedly threatening Chief Maranda for organising a meeting at Chemvana to try to resolve the conflict.
Chief Maranda, however, chose to be diplomatic when TellZim News asked him about the matter.
“It is true that I convened a meeting at Chemvana but it was a very minor issue. There are some few individuals who want to influence some villagers. The most troublesome are those from village three but the problem is small,” said Chief Maranda.
He was also coy on responding to reports that some angry villagers had threatened to burn down his vehicle.
Villagers who spoke to TellZim News, however, confirmed they removed all the village heads and replaced them with their own choices.
“People are now under the leadership of chairpersons whom they have installed for themselves. Chairpersons are the ones who are now presiding over our cases here. The former village heads were corruptly appointed by the previous Chief Maranda after they paid him. They were crooks who parcelled land to desperate home seekers and those people are now facing eviction,” said one villager.