Chief Malaba of Kezi dies

by | Jun 10, 2024 | Local News, Politics | 0 comments

Chief Malaba of Kezi dies


Mako Jerera


One of the longest serving chiefs in Matabeleland South Province, Chief Malaba of Kezi, has died.


He was 86.


According to Matobo District Development Coordinator Mr Obey Chaputsira, the traditional leader died at Tshelanyemba Hospital on Saturday.


Chief Malaba was installed substantive chief in 1988. He was hailed as a pillar of strength and a staunch advocate for environmental preservation, actively combatting deforestation.


Chief Malaba’s multifaceted contributions included leadership in agriculture, particularly finger millet farming, and involvement in various community development initiatives.


Prior to his chieftaincy, he pursued education and worked in various capacities, including as a scooter driver and delivery person.


Throughout his tenure, Chief Malaba earned recognition for his astute leadership, serving in roles such as Deputy President of the Chiefs Council and as a parliamentarian representing traditional leadership interests.


His legacy as a dedicated leader and environmental steward will endure in the community he served.