Chiefs defy Chombo

HARARE - Traditional leaders in Zvimba have told Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo to accept their preferred chief for the Beperere chieftaincy.

Chief Zvimba, born Stanley Mhondoro, told the Daily News after a meeting in Murombedzi yesterday that the resolutions from an April 4 meeting with President Robert Mugabe to install Harare provincial administrator Alfred Tome as chief must be upheld.

This  comes after Chombo had unilaterally installed Mathias Matare as the chief. Chief Zvimba said the chieftainship decision did not lie with Chombo but with the villagers and the clan members.

“The minister cannot decide for us,” Chief Zvimba said. “We know what we want and we will tell him what we want. We decide since we know who we want to take over as chief.   All he has to do is accept the outcome without getting involved.  “Hushe huneenda kuvaridzi vedzinza kwete munhuwo wekunze.

“Chombo has to accept the outcome of what we have decided.”

On April 4, Mugabe was forced to stop the inauguration of Matare as Chief Beperere after protests from other chiefs.

Comments (8)

Chombo is a total confusionist everywhere including in his ministry.

CONFUSION - 11 June 2014

Chombo is a total confusionist everywhere including in his ministry.

CONFUSION - 11 June 2014

Chombo ane confusion pese pese anoda kukwana kwana mufunge apa anorega vanhu vachipunzirwa dzimba asi vakapiwa naMabamba nxah

timinabhonzo - 11 June 2014

Chombo ane confusion pese pese anoda kukwana kwana mufunge apa anorega vanhu vachipunzirwa dzimba asi vakapiwa naMabamba nxah

timinabhonzo - 11 June 2014

The ministry should also address the now unstable Mukota chieftainship in Mudzi District. Confusion and interference.

Mukota - 12 June 2014

Mukota- If u ask the Ministry headed by chombo to address the unstable Chieftaincy in Mudzi when the chiefs in Zvimba are disputing the ministry's involvement in their own problems then i dont know if thats a good idea. You cant ask the problem causer to solve his problem.

Cde Inini - 13 June 2014

Why cant these issues be handled by the president of the chief's council with other senior chiefs. Its a traditional issues which should be handled by people who are conversant with our traditional value systems, processes and procedures. The minister should just know when all is done. The minister should be an invited guest to these functions as opposed to him presiding over them

tk - 13 June 2014

Ko. ichokwadi here kuti mumusha wa Nohoreka zvakaitika futi,kuwa hara wana shumba nyamuzihwa,kohoko bvamati zii kuita kunge muripoba. hwisai zvemusha wenyu.

tambaoga - 16 June 2014

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