Mnangagwa Sucked Into Chiredzi Chieftainship Wrangle

The chief of a Shangani clan in Chiredzi has written a letter to President Emmerson Mnangagwa protesting against the imposition of Chief Neromwe, a Karanga chief in the area.

Hlaisi Mundau, who is Chief Tshovani, has taken the case of Clement Madzingo’s installation as Chief Neromwe in his area of jurisdiction to the High Court.

In a letter dated May 8, 2019, and addressed to Mnangagwa and Vice Presidents Kembo Mohadi and Constantino Chiwenga, Attorney-General Prince Machaya, Chief Justice Luke Malaba and Local Government minister July Moyo, Chief Tshovani said:

My writing to you is anchored by your acknowledgement of Clement Madzingo as Chief Neromwe whereby you, as president of Zimbabwe, signed his papers for him to be a substantive chief, imposing him on my land.

The imposition of non-existent chiefs was done by colonialists. Not even former president (Robert) Mugabe during his 37 years of power did that.

When such matters of resuscitating old chieftainships arose, President Mugabe would widely consult all parties concerned, but your new dispensation is imposing without any consultation.

The issue, if you fail to handle it, has serious tribal connotations since I am a Shangani chief, and the imposed Chief Neromwe in my area of jurisdiction is Karanga.

This appeal is made on my behalf as Chief Tshovani and indeed on behalf of my Milo clan, the Shangani people and my concerned subjects under my jurisdiction. My argument is also anchored by an attached affidavit from the vice- president of the national Chiefs’ Council.

I am saying Chief Neromwe is a non-existent office because he has no land in the area that he wants to be imposed on; that land is within my government-gazetted boundary since time immemorial.

More: The Standard

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Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. On the 3rd of August 2018 ZEC Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba announced that Mnangagwa had won the popular vote by 50.8% ,hence he was duly elected to be the... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa

Constantino Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga is the current Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, the second secretary of Zanu-PF political party and the former Minister of Defence . He is also the former Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) and also the former... Read More About Constantino Chiwenga

Kembo Mohadi is a Zimbabwean politician who is the Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and second secretary of Zanu-PF. Mohadi is a member of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) where he is a member of the Central Committee and Politburo. He... Read More About Kembo Mohadi

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