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by Staff Reporter
04 Dec 2018 at 13:34hrs | Views
Traditional leaders are the custodians of society and they should be well-resourced to ensure they carry out their mandates effectively.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his two vice presidents Retired General Constantino Chiwenga and Cde Kembo Mohadi, impressed on the role of chiefs in community development and national cohesion by upholding concepts such as the Zunde RaMambo/Isiphala SeNkosi.

Interacting with chiefs during the annual Chiefs' Conference in Kadoma President Mnangagwa shared government's plans.

He spoke on a number of issues and condemned bad cultural practices such as the bequeathing of the girl child and rape of minors by relatives.

The President appealed to traditional leaders to take a leading role in condemning such vices.

The Zunde RaMambo/Isiphala SeNkosi system must be well-resourced and made developmental in nature, and those chiefs without land will be allocated the resource after the ongoing land audit is complete.

"Deliberations are also being made with a view to exempting chiefs from paying land tax," said President Mnangagwa.

In the same vein, chiefs from Matabeleland South will also be provided with livestock under the Command Livestock Programme, given that the region's climatic conditions are best suited to animal husbandry.

"The chiefs were erroneously left out of the programme," he said.

He also pledged vehicles to traditional leaders who are yet to get them and revealed that government is in the process of cleaning up the mess within the judiciary, following reports of rampant corruption.

The two vice presidents, Retired General Chiwenga and Cde Mohadi underscored the important role of traditional chiefs as catalysts for community development and national cohesion, and as custodians of culture who mould society for the better.

Meanwhile, the President of the Chiefs Council Senator Chief Charumbira expressed displeasure at nudity during tourism carnivals, saying chiefs are against the parade of scantily dressed people on the streets.

Source - zbc

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