Chiefs Demand 2,000 White Head Of Cattle From Econet
The two Chiefs who accuse mobile giant Econet Wireless of defiling a shrine while setting a base station have demanded 2,000 white head of cattle.
Chief Murinye and Chief Mugabe have made an urgent application to the High Court saying that the land was the sacred ground of the Duma people.
In a bizarre twist, the Chiefs have made the demands to Econet although we find it a bit strange. After all, it is not as if Econet just went about digging is it? Econet have a lease agreement for the space with the Masvingo Rural District Council. Which means, if the chiefs should be asking for cattle from anyone, then it should be from the district council who gave Econet the go-ahead.
It is a bit bizarre if you ask us. We understand the importance of sacred land but, 2,000 white head of cattle can come across as a bit tacky.