Covid-19 lockdown land dispute in Nkayi Ward 5

Land disputes have ensued in Nkayi ward 5 as villagers have seemingly taken advantage of the suspension of traditional courts in the wake of Covid-19. Some villagers have unlawfully extended their fields to encroach into neighboring villages and this has resulted in a conflict that has almost turned violent. Villagers…

Justice in traditional courts put on hold

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed the justice system in limbo as traditional courts remain closed in response to the global pandemic. Traditional leaders play a key role in dispute resolution and enabling access to justice for rural communities.  Traditional leaders who spoke to Habakkuk Trust recently said they have been postponing…