Outspoken Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni of Ntabazinduna is reported to have pledged land to the MDC led by Nelson Chamisa. The land is said to be for the burial of MDC members who would have died. One Twitter account @MusaKasamba reports that Ndiweni was speaking on the outskirts of Bulawayo has today whilst giving his condolences to the Tsvangirai family. Below is the tweet by the above account:
British born & bred Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni of Ntabazinduna on the outskirts of Bulawayo has today upon passing his condolences to the Tsvangirai family promised to avail the @mdczimbabwe a portion of land in his Chiefdom to be used as a party cemetery @zanupf_patriots pic.twitter.com/zDuGfVe9iq
— Musa Kasamba (@MusaKasamba) June 12, 2019
Ndiweni is at loggerheads with the ruling party and government following his invitation of more sanctions on Zimbabwe and his defense of a white farmer who was being dispossessed of his land in Ntabazinduna. He is also being accused of openly supporting the opposition MDC against the constitution of the land.
Analysts have argued that his critics are being senseless as several other chiefs have been openly supporting the ruling party, particularly during election time. They also said that the chief has got a mandate to stand for the oppressed since he is naturally a protector.
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