The government has warned controversial Ntabazinduna Chief Nhlanhla Felix Ndiweni over his “treachery” in calling for additional sanctions to be imposed on the country’s ruling elite.
In a statement, the Permanent Secretary for Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Ndavaningi Nick Mangwana said that the government is watching the chief closely and will seek to enact legislation to deal with “traitors”. Said Mangwana:
Chiefs should be spearheading development in their communities and not embracing poverty and using it as a political tool against the people of Zimbabwe.
We expected Chief Ndiweni to know this. Alas, he is back in familiar territory as it will also be recalled that his family has a history of collaborating with the enemy and waging this anti-people war from as far back as the liberation struggle.
… May we remind Chief Felix Ndiweni that Government and the people of Zimbabwe are watching and watching closely as he goes on with his politics that are clearly not guided by the national and community interests but inspired by some dubious narrow, parochial interests.
Chief Ndiweni is perceived to be an opponent of the ruling ZANU PF party, as he has spoken against the eviction of white farmers in Matabeleland and also for being vocal against Gukurahundi.
Unlike a certain traditional leader from Masvingo province who has spoken openly in support of the ruling party, Chief Ndiweni has been fearless in speaking out his mind.