Retired army general Lieutenant Engelbert Rugeje has been nominated to act temporarily as Chief Charamba of Bikita following the death of his father, The Chronicle reports.
This was confirmed by Rugeje himself who spoke to the publication and said:
It is not that I have been appointed substantive chief because there are still many processes that have to be followed for one to be a substantive chief that will culminate with the seal of approval from the President.
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At the moment what happened was in line with the Duma traditions and customs whereby after the death of a chief there is a person who is appointed to look after the late chief’s family and responsibilities. The family sat down and agreed that as the oldest surviving son I get the appointment but it’s not a final decision as there are many processes to follow
By virtue of him being the oldest surviving son of the late Chief Charamba who died on 16 July 2019, Rugeje was nominated acting Chief Charamba.
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