“We’re Not Apologetic” About Supporting Zanu-PF – Traditional Chiefs

Traditional Leaders, Chief Zvimba and Chief Chidziva openly declared their support for Zanu-PF at a party event. The chiefs are reported to have chanted Zanu-PF slogans and said:

“The only way to make them happy wherever they are is to vote for President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Cde Phillip Chiyangwa. We are not apologetic about that,” 

At the event, Zanu-PF’s candidate for the parliamentary elections in Zvimba, Phillip Chiyangwa,  thanked the chiefs for working hard for the party. The High Court ruled last month that traditional leaders should not participate in partisan politics.

More: The Standard

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8 comments on ““We’re Not Apologetic” About Supporting Zanu-PF – Traditional Chiefs

  1. We have to accept what the chiefs are proposing i.e chieftainship is now a political post.It therefore take to point that if ZANU pf gets defeated after 30 July polls the chiefs will loose the chieftainship as well

  2. Ashaya zvokutaura vumambo haubvi nokuloser kweparty madzinza nemutupo varungu akauya vakarega zviripo NACHAMISA uchasiya zviripo

    1. Yes the Rhodesian government fully harnessed the traditional role of these goons to perpetuate their colonial rule. Chiefs lived posh lives as slumlords while ordinary people suffered. They were forced by Zanla and Zipra to get on the nationalists’ side when the RF abondoned rural areas. Chiefs are gullible greedy and oppressive mafia lieutenants

  3. Where is the rule of law if the chiefs can ignore a high court order. ‘New dispensation’ my foot. Even the ED has declared chiefs are Zanuoids.

  4. Arafat your observation correct even though the situation is as Jimalo is explaining. The point is if chief do not recognize themselves as neutral then at the end of each party’s rule chiefs must ‘stand for election’ as well in order to ensure that people are happy witheir chief! Of course that will alter significantly the institution of chiefs from traditional and cultural to political – something that is really not what we expect. well just my thoughts.

  5. Actually if I had t be honest, I would say we have too many wrong chiefs. In other words they do not understand their important role!

  6. Hauzive zvaunotaura this system of chiefs yakaiswa neVARUNGU kuti vave maPuppets eGVT it should be dismantled it is just an insignificant and useless post which promotes patriarchal dictatorshp

  7. Election of traditional leaders was introduced when government decreed that their shold be a village head for every 25 homesteads as a way of conrolling how villagers voted at elections. Elected traditional leaders can be retained when the opposition wins, but extended to cover headmen and chiefs, and with terms of office.

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