Chief Sikalenge of Binga, born Bayela Charles Tshuma has died at a Bulawayo hospital after a long battle with an undisclosed ailment.
He was 70 years old.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Nick Mangwana, posted on Twitter announcing the development. He said:
Chief Sikalenge of Binga has sadly passed on today. The chief who has been unwell for some time passed on at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo. Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.
The traditional leader was in the news in 2018 after it had emerged that he had allegedly tied his teenage son-in-law to a tree for three hours as punishment for failing to pay “damages” for impregnating his daughter.
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