THE government is set to spend almost $9 million on traditional chiefs’ cars after a parliamentary committee recommended that each of them receive $35 000 instead of $18 000 to buy vehicles.
LOCAL Government minister Ignatius Chombo, was yesterday barred by the High Court from proceeding with the installation of a Masvingo chief after it emerged the stipulated procedures had not been followed.
TRANSPORT and Infrastructural Development minister Obert Mpofu yesterday declared that all kraal and village heads belonged to Zanu PF and those who did not support the party must be removed.
MAZVIHWA traditional leaders in Zvishavane want Murowa Diamonds Mine to shut down its operations and leave their area after the two parties failed to agree on community development programmes.
UMGUZA legislator and Transport minister Obert Mpofu yesterday described Mbembesi Chief Neville Mkatshana Ndondo, who died on Monday, as a development-oriented traditional leader that would be greatly missed.
CHIEF TSEISI of the Lemba ethnic group in Mberengwa has appealed to the government to rehabilitate roads that were badly damaged by heavy rains that pounded the district early this year.
TRADITIONAL leaders attending an environmental indaba in Gweru surprised stakeholders when they demanded exceptional treatment in terms of allowances and hotel bookings.
CHIEF Gampu of Tsholotsho South allegedly triggered an outcry from Tsholotsho Rural District Council officials, councillors and villagers after ordering a halt to the construction of Gubomlilo clinic under unclear circumstances.
CHIEF Mabhikwa of Lupane has called for research on the effects of Chinese coal mining operations in Matabeleland North province to determine whether or not it is a threat to wildlife and the environment.