The Chief’s lawyer, Dumisani Dube from Mathonsi, Ncube Law Chambers confirmed the development to NewZimbabwe.com. He said:
I can confirm that anti-riot police accompanied by Umguza district coordinator visited Ndiweni’s home in Ntabazinduna on Saturday night.
They wanted to confiscate his vehicle and regalia but unfortunately, the Chief is outside the country.
Again, as far as Ndiweni is concerned, he is still the chief because he has not received any official communication regarding his purported dismissal.
Chief Ndiweni was ousted by President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week. Mnangagwa directed that Ndiweni’s government allocated car and all the all State assets are seized immediately.
The chief has refused to be cowed by the government and has been vocal against the 1980s Gukurahundi genocide. He also attended the opposition MDC congress in May this year and called for additional targeted sanctions against the country’s political elite.