President Mnangagwa delivers on promise to Chiefs

by | May 25, 2021 | Local News, Politics | 0 comments


Brian Rungano Temba

President Emmerson Mnangagwa handed over Isuzu pick-up trucks to 18 traditional Chiefs from various provinces this afternoon at Harare International Conference Centre.

Amongst these chiefs were four Chiefs from Manicaland, four from Mashonaland Central, one from Mashonaland West, four from Masvingo, three from Matebeleland North, one from Matebeleland South, two from Midlands.

Addressing the Chiefs at Harare International Conference Centre President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he is fulfilling what he promised them in 2018.

President Mnangagwa had promised each of them vehicles, electricity, a borehole and tarred roads at Chiefs’ homestead.

President Mnangagwa, added that, “The vehicles are going to enable the Chiefs to conduct their duties effectively.”

“All in all, there are 286 Chiefs in Zimbabwe. It is Government policy to issue each Chief with a car every five years; provide water, power and an access road to their homestead which must befit their status,’ added President Mnangagwa.

The Ministry of Local Government and Public Works announced on twitter that;
“Traditional leaders today received Isuzu cars at a colourful held at Rainbow towers in Harare as part of the Government’s efforts to regulate their mobility.

Chiefs are fosters of development in the country’s rural communities.”

Speaking at occasion Deputy Chief President of the council, Chief Khumalo thanked the president for such gesture.

Chief Khumalo who is also a decendant of King Lobengula’s army General Khumalo of the Ndebele Empire forces that defeated the BSAC company troops led by Allan Wilson at the battle of Pupu on December 4, 1893.
Government has decided that in the spirit of immortalizing Zimbabwean first Chimurenga history they will erect a statue of General Khumalo next after Mbuya Nehanda.