Chief Ntabeni of Zhombe said traditional leaders are not partisan, but respect Zanu-PF because of its role in the liberation struggle which saw them reclaiming their power and land. Chief Ntabeni said this during the handover of a state-of-the-art chief’s court to Chief Njelele in Gokwe last Thursday.
Some have often said as chiefs, we support or favour zanu-pf as a party. They argue that we should not align ourselves to a certain political party, which is okay. What I want to tell you today is that as chiefs, what we have is this respect for zanu-pf because it played a huge role, reclaiming the land that had been taken away from us and giving it back to the chiefs. When we respect this party for this huge task they accomplished for the country to restore our tradition we are not being partisan.