Hwange appoints new chief

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AMOS Chipaya Lusumbami, a former Hwange Colliery Company employee has been appointed Chief Hwange with effect from last month.

Own Correspondent

Acting Hwange district administrator, Tapera Mugoriya confirmed in an interview that Lusumbami (51) is now the substantive chief following the death of Wilson Bengani Ncube who was Chief Hwange. Ncube died in March 2011.

“We are now waiting for tentative dates from members of the Lusumbami family so that he is officially installed as substantive Chief Hwange,” Mugoriya said.

Lusumbami, who has worked for the colliery company for close to 40 years takes over from Raphael Nyoni who has been on an acting capacity following the death of Ncube.

The incoming chief is from the Nenele clan in a chieftainship whose succession culture is collateral, which means it moves from clan (house) to clan.

There are four clans namely Ndunduli, Buhwa, Nenele and Mpande.