President Robert Mugabe has been accused of acting on false information from Rural Development minister Abednico Ncube to appoint William Makono as substantive chief for the Ndanga people on December 6, 2016.
In a letter in NewsDay’s possession William Matumbike, who is a claimant to the Ndanga chieftaincy in Masvingo’s Zaka district accuses Mugabe of appointing Makono in a manner that is unconstitutional and disregards a High Court order which confirmed Matumbike’s nomination for chieftainship. Part of the letter written by Matumbike’s lawyers Mbidzo, Muchadehama and Makoni reads:
Disobeying court orders and acting contrary to the customs and usages of the Ndanga people in Zaka would be clearly inconsistent with the behaviour expected of His Excellency in terms of the Zimbabwean Constitution. In the premises, our client avers that Mr William Makono’s nomination by the district administrator and the Rural Development, Promotion and Preservation of National Culture and Heritage minister as Chief Ndanga and his subsequent appointment by Your Excellency was unlawful, irregular and ought to be set aside.