Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has told villagers in Insiza, Matabeleland South, not to pay the debts owed the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) debts which were carried over from the Zimbabwe dollar era, pre-2009. Chiwenga said that Zinwa has no authority over the villagers’ fisheries. Speaking at a rally at Filabusi Centre, Chiwenga said,
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We heard that villagers are being forced to pay thousands of dollars as debts carried over from that era. This should stop immediately and villagers should go and farm freely knowing that they do not owe Zinwa. Zinwa should stop acting as if they own the fisheries project, it belongs to you all and you should benefit fully.
The vice president has also been criticised for telling residents to stop paying their rates to local authorities citing poor service delivery.
Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga is the Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, the second secretary of Zanu-PF political party and the former Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs. He is also the former Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) and also the... Read More About Constantino Chiwenga
Matabeleland is a region which covers a considerable part of the south western plateau of Zimbabwe. The area is predominantly home to the Ndebele speaking Zimbabwean societies. Read More About Matabeleland