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Zanu-PF invites Chief Ndiweni to join politics

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THE ruling Zanu-PF party has invited Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Felix Ndiweni of Ntabazinduna to join politics so that they can tackle him politically.

Chief Ndiweni last week angered Zanu-PF when he addressed a Press conference in Bulawayo and called for tougher sanctions against Zimbabwe.

Zanu-PF also says the chief visited MDC Alliance president Mr Nelson Chamisa to “endorse” the opposition leader despite his defeat in the polls at the hands of President Mnangagwa. 

He has also set up a parallel organisation to the Chiefs Council under the banner of College of Amakhosi where he is reportedly seeking to rope in some traditional leaders from Matabeleland and the Midlands provinces. 

Zanu-PF further says Chief Ndiweni has had liaisons with secessionist movement Mthwakazi Republic.

He must just join politics and leave the chieftaincy. He should come into mainstream politics by joining these political parties that he is aligned to or even form his own and we will show him how winning politics is played, he has no chance against Zanu-PF,” Zanu-PF Matabeleland North provincial person Richard Moyo has said. 

“He must just join politics and leave the chieftaincy. He should come into mainstream politics by joining these political parties that he is aligned to or even form his own and we will show him how winning politics is played, he has no chance against Zanu-PF,” he said. 

“In pursuit of a political agenda, he has chosen to advocate for the suffering of the people instead of working towards their development and unity. We know that initially he was running with secessionist movements like Mthwakazi and later we heard he was endorsing Chamisa despite his loss in the 2018 elections.”

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In a statement on Sunday, the Permanent Secretary for Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Mr Nick Mangwana, said Chief Ndiweni’s utterances were inhumane and against our cultural beliefs.

‘‘Chief Ndiweni sentiments are deplorable, parochial and ignorant coming from a traditional leader,’’ he said.

‘‘It’s tragic that one of those constitutionally expected to uphold our customary values and community cohesion has chosen to not only be a controversial political player but to repeat a shameful familial history by calling for suffering to be visited upon the people of Zimbabwe.’’


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