traditional chiefs

Govt to spend $9m on chiefs

Govt to spend $9m on chiefs

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.

Chombo barred

Chombo barred

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.

Mpofu fires salvo

Mpofu fires salvo

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.

Zvishavane chiefs up in arms

Zvishavane chiefs up in arms

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.

Mpofu mourns Chief Ndondo

Mpofu mourns Chief Ndondo

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.

Mberengwa chiefs  want roads fixed

Mberengwa chiefs want roads fixed

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.

Chiefs demand special treatment

Chiefs demand special treatment

TRADITIONAL leaders attending an environmental indaba in Gweru surprised stakeholders when they demanded exceptional treatment in terms of allowances and hotel bookings.

Tsholotsho chief blocks clinic

Tsholotsho chief blocks clinic

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 raises red flag on Chinese

Chief raises red flag on Chinese

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.

Traditional leaders call for freeing of airwaves

Traditional leaders call for freeing of airwaves

TRADITIONAL leaders have backed calls by independent groups for the government to open up broadcasting airwaves by licensing community radio stations.

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