Chief lays claim to Harare CBD

HARARE - Chief Chinamora is laying claim to Harare’s central business district (CBD).

He wants the constitution amended to ensure that he imposes his leadership on Harare.

Chief Chinamora claims that his territory includes the Africa Unity Square in Harare’s CBD stretching to the botanical gardens just after the president’s official residence.

“The speaker just welcomed me here, what he doesn’t know is that this is my court, he should pay with a goat,” he chuckled at a campaign against child abuse in the Africa Unity Square last week.

“We are working on amending our laws so that the constitution clearly spells that we also rule in towns.”
Under Zimbabwe’s constitution, traditional leaders are there “to resolve disputes amongst people in their communities in accordance with customary law,” among other things.

Chiefs’ other duties are to promote cultural values and promote sound family values.

Chief Chinamora said there was dearth of culture and urged the reinstatement of traditional leadership in towns and cities.

He said alternatively, parents should send their children to the rural areas more often so that they can get guidance from grandparents and aunties.

“These televisions have spoiled our children’s views to life and how they should behave,” he said.

“They try and copy what they see on television, which is wrong. These children should come to rural areas during school holidays so that they can be taught the good values.”

Comments (21)

Dear Chief Chinamora , we do not want chiefs in towns because all you chiefs are uneducated , you are all standard six level of education. Imagine a standard six man giving orders to a man with a masters degree ! ! ! LOL ! ! ! So chief , go back to your kumusha, kumaruzeva uno tonga ikoko. Hatidi zvematakanana nemahumbwe muma towns.

Kangaroo - 5 November 2013

Chinamhora's court every Sunday at Africa unity square KOKORIGOOOOO?

kokorigo - 5 November 2013

These Chiefs are now becoming more greedy.If he is a bona fide chief , he should know the rightful people to lay claim on that place.The local government knows too well that the whole Harare and its environs belongs to the Mbari Clan and not that hogwash from Chinamhora.Actually part of Chinamhora belongs to Mbari so he must back off with immediate effect.The same goes with Zvimba.Because the Mbari Clan took time to reclaim their Chieftainship most sorrounding chiefs are grabbing the land with unprecedented speed hoping that they will settle there.Too little too late .We are defintely coming to reclaim what belongs to us.

Mbari Gombekombe - 5 November 2013

@kangaroo ,i think it is disrespectful to mock someone because of their educational status ,wisdom has never been confined to the educated . i want to think the chief's argument is based on moral degradation that has engulfed our dear nation so please be guided accordingly!!

kayz - 5 November 2013

Ve Dzivarasekwa, mhondera mugenzi, ana Gurundoro, ana Mbare those who gave Mbare the name. This clan ws displaced by the whites to the Bindura area of Wayerera. Thse families include the Mutede, Madzwanya ( whostill are found within Dzivarasekwa) , Mutandagayi and others. These are the descendants of the Spirit medium Gurundoro, Mbare., his headquaters was the Kopje where the whites made their headquaters and raised the Union Jack. Chinamhora is confused. He does not know his history, we the young people are more versed with the history. The Gurundoro's vaMbare are the rightful owners of the area. Ana asekuru vangu ini, Mhondera mugwenzi.

Matuzvi Adona - 5 November 2013

Ve Dzivarasekwa, mhondera mugenzi, ana Gurundoro, ana Mbare those who gave Mbare the name. This clan ws displaced by the whites to the Bindura area of Wayerera. Thse families include the Mutede, Madzwanya ( whostill are found within Dzivarasekwa) , Mutandagayi and others. These are the descendants of the Spirit medium Gurundoro, Mbare., his headquaters was the Kopje where the whites made their headquaters and raised the Union Jack. Chinamhora is confused. He does not know his history, we the young people are more versed with the history. The Gurundoro's vaMbare are the rightful owners of the area. Ana asekuru vangu ini, Mhondera mugwenzi.

Matuzvi Adona - 5 November 2013

Vaera Dziva ndibatsireiwo. Ndinonzwa kuti tisu vekutanga but I need tpo know kuti ushe hwedu huri papi chaipo , ie, dunhu reduwo?

James - 5 November 2013

All we need is for the chief to say why he thinks he has capabilities to reign over a larger population than he has at the moment. For all I know about 'maruzeva', I would like to believe the chief was quoted out of context by the reporter or he could only have been making a light-hearted joke.

sandanga - 6 November 2013

This guy is an a$$ hole typical of ZANU PF! Mugabe has really destroyed Zimbabwe.

Bingo Wajakata - 6 November 2013

Harare is comprised of different tribes so how can he manage that.

chitopoto - 6 November 2013

This Chief was joking from what I can see. Tinopedza nguva tichituka munhu asina ne basa rose zvedu. We need serious news.

Maita Manyuka - 6 November 2013

Are we supposed to take this seriously? to We have serious problems of unemployment and a chief wants wants to lay claim to Harare.Please Zimbabweans lets be serious.

Johno - 6 November 2013

Harare is for Chief Chiweshe. We drove out vaMbare gore riya vakaitwa murakatira naGutsa

VaHera veChiweshe - 6 November 2013

The black man and poverty are inseparable. Where others live in a global village and flying to Mars we are still asserting ourselves in terms of villages/ provinces. The new constitution actually erred in recognising traditional leaders as a part of the institution of local govt. If we are to democratise and move on they should have no role and democratic stuctures are set up to administer the rural areas. Has anyone ever wondered why a revolutionary party which has been in power since independence has not advocated for a change in the name of provinces which are denoted by tribe?

Comrade Godzi - 6 November 2013

Chiefs role should just be ceremonial for merely upholding our culture. These guys are becoming irrelevant and should just leave issues of governance to the government in place

Taps - 6 November 2013

Chiefs role should just be ceremonial for merely upholding our culture. These guys are becoming irrelevant and should just leave issues of governance to the government in place

Taps - 6 November 2013

Chinamhora arikuda kuzotiforesa kumashure kwake pakunovhota. Hino kuno kuHarare hamulumi ishe. Endai munotambira kwenyu kwaChinhamora kune mafuza, dhodhi romunhu.

Mutirowafanza - 6 November 2013

Well done Chief Chimanora its true yes why deny the truth people.

Zebron Chawaipira - 13 February 2014

Its true Mukoma Chinamora at this moment we must thrive to take back Chishawasha this is the land from our descendents Makuva evashawasha aripo wani apo pavakauraya varungu vepfumo jena bayawabaya kurwanetumnembere Chief we support your words to take back some of our inheritance from the missionaries at Chishawasha. They are resorting to sale the land that belonged to va shawasha kuitao here

zebron chawaipira - 31 March 2014

E mukanya nesu tinozvitsigirawo nhaka yemadzitateguru edu ngaidzoke.Vashawasha tinozivikanwa nekubatana pazvinhu zvedu sakatikashinga tinokunda,Chiwasha is our land we should claim it back.Chief Chinamora should stay at chishawasha !

Innocent Ngwerume -Chijeche - 3 December 2014

who nehanda's husband?

muchemwa - 21 December 2015

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