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Mnangagwa's govt engages Ndiweni family over Ntabazinduna chieftainship

by Staff reporter
30 May 2024 at 08:51hrs | Views
Douglas Ndiweni
The government has reached out to the Ndiweni family to propose a meeting concerning the vacant Ntabazinduna chieftainship following the dismissal of Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

In a letter dated May 23, 2024, and addressed to the Ndiweni family, acting Umguza district development coordinator, F. Muchokore, conveyed the intention to hold a meeting on May 31 at Chief Ndiweni's homestead to discuss the Ndiweni chieftainship.

"The Department of Traditional Leaders Support Services is requesting an engagement meeting with the Ndiweni family concerning the Ndiweni chieftainship," the letter stated.

"Therefore, may you assist by inviting members of the Ndiweni family to this important meeting. Kindly advise on a convenient time to hold the meeting. Your usual cooperation will be greatly appreciated."

The letter was copied to the acting director of Local Government Services, Tapiwa Zivovoyi, and the chief director of Traditional Leaders Support Services, F. Chikovo.

Although Muchokore was unavailable for comment, Nhlanhlayamangwe, in response to the letter, expressed gratitude for the correspondence after a prolonged period of silence. However, he sought clarification from the acting DDC regarding the meeting's agenda, necessary documents, attendees, and preferred venue, considering potential challenges for virtual participation due to poor internet connectivity.

Notably, Nhlanhlayamangwe highlighted that the proposed venue was subject to a High Court order. He reiterated his claim to the Ntabazinduna chieftainship despite previous challenges and maintains regular virtual engagements with village heads and subjects.

Source - southern eye