Zimbabwe Chiefs have spoken

TRADITIONAL leaders have hailed the Zimbabwe Defence Forces’ intervention
in containing a near political and economic crisis caused by incessant
infighting in Zanu PF.

Speaking at a solidarity rally at the Zimbabwe Grounds in Highfield
yesterday, Zimbabwe Council of Chiefs representative, Chief Ephias
Munodawafa Murinye said, “We hail the ZDF for the intervention to stop an
economic, social and political crisis yanga yakonzerwa nevana vadiki
vasina kuona hondo ava.

“This development will see us discharging our mandate without fear or
coercion. It is our hope that the economy will soon take shape.” Chief
Murinye said some of them were never consulted on the decision to endorse
President Mugabe as the 2018 Presidential candidate.

He lambasted Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister
Cde Saviour Kasukuwere for interfering in the appointment of traditional

“Some politicians were interfering with how we worked. Ndosaka tauya pano
kuti vanhu vakadaro vabudiswe musystem zvachose,” said the traditional

“We also urge people to be united and shun tribalism.” Chief Murinye said
he was one of First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe’s avid supporters but stopped
when she showed signs of tribalism through the song `Mazezuru

“Kana zvinhu zvasvika pakudaro mukuru (President Mugabe) akanyarara, it’s
a sign that he is no longer in control so it’s better vaende kunozorora,”
he said.

“We, however, thank the President for the land reform which benefited all
traditional chiefs who are the custodians of land.” A student
representative, Mitchell Mugoronji, also thanked the ZDF for the
intervention. “We are happy that those two million promised jobs can now
be delivered by able minds,” she said.

The rally was attended by politicians from various political parties
including Zanu-PF Politburo members Cdes Patrick Chinamasa, Oppah
Muchinguri, Prisca Mupfumira and Tshinga Dube.

Also in attendance were Deputy Speaker of National Assembly Marble
Chinomona, National People’s Party leader Dr Joice Mujuru, MDC vice
president Nelson Chamisa and People’s Democratic Party leader Tendai Biti.

Source: http://www.sundaymail.co.zw/chiefs-have-spoken/