Outspoken traditional leader Chief Ndiweni has been incarcerated at Khami prison after being convicted on a destruction of property charge.
The detention comes barely hours after Ndiweni posted videos on twitter encouraging every Zimbabwean from across all the political divide to participate in a series of MDC demonstrations which the party had scheduled to start from the 16th of August.
Ndiweni said that every Zimbabwean despite political affiliations, was feeling the brunt of the economic malaise.
Ndiweni’s arrest came after he allegedly destroyed properties belonging to one of the residents in his chiefdom.
It is alleged that in 2017, Mbele and his wife fought over an adultery matter which was reported to Ndiweni who ordered that Mbele’s wife should vacate the matrimonial home.
Mbele and his wife later reconciled but Ndiweni demanded that the wife vacate.
Mbele’s wife did not and Ndiweni accused the duo of disrespecting the court. He allegedly destroyed Mbele’s fence and kraal, took Mbele’s cow and a calf as a fine and also took Mbele’s wife to her parents’ home against the couple’s will.
Ndiweni also reportedly threatened to destroy Mbele’s home if he did not vacate the area.
Ndiweni has been arguing that his arrest was former Cabinet Minister, Obert Mpofu’s way of punishing him after he filed a lawsuit against him sometime back.
The traditional leader claimed that the ZANU PF stalwart had stolen 200 cattle belonging to his late father Chief Khayisa Ndiweni.
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