Stop black magic: Chief Mutambara

Chief Mutambara (in blue suit) inspects one of the agroecology projects at Mhandarume


CHIEF Mutambara of Chimanimani has castigated people who resort to practising black magic in order to block or reverse development in communal areas.

Chief Mutambara echoed these sentiments last Monday as he addressed farmers from his territory who had gathered to exchange ideas on the agroecology concept at PORET Training Centre, Chaseyama, Chimanimani.

“Today, we have seen how dry areas have been transformed into wet lands through water harvesting. We should emulate that.

“There is a tendency to slander. Did you notice that when some women gather at water points, they take that chance  to discuss bad things such as injuring or killing other people who do good in life.  Do not be swayed into injuring another person just because they have developed themselves or the area. We should divorce ourselves from practising black magic on each other.

“Rather, let us go and practice what we have learnt here and improve our lives. Black magic will only do more harm than good to the community,” he said.

Farmers in Chipinge West, with technical support from Participatory Organic Research and Training (PORET), are practising agroecology concepts which include enriching fields by proper livestock management, water harvesting, tree planting and the growing of traditional seed among others. Chaseyama Permaculture Club has gone a step further by introducing a traditional seed bank.

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