Online desk |  8 months ago | local
A substantive Chief Manguba has been reinstalled to preside over people in parts of Bulilima Matabeleland South province, over 111 years after British Colonial settlers stripped the chieftainship and downgraded it to headman level.
Speaking at a ceremony to install headman Morning Manguba as Chief Manguba, Local Government and Public Works Minister July Moyo underscored the importance of traditional leaders as custodians of culture and guiding communities in various spheres of life.
The reinstallation drew interest from Cabinet ministers, traditional and political leaders as well as scores of people who travelled to Bulilima to attend the ceremony.
Previously communities in Gala ward 6, Hawana ward 8 and Bhilingoma as well as Matjinge villages in ward 5 fell under Chief Gampu who reports to Tsholotsho in Matabeleland Noth Province on administrative issues.