Government says it is a national priority to promote the restoration of the national culture and heritage and this can only be achieved through the institution of traditional leaders.

While officially installing Mr Kennias Mnyamani Moyo as substantive Chief Wedza in Zvishavane, Minister of State for Provincial Affairs in the Midlands Cde Owen Ncube urged the new leader to ensure culture and heritage preservation.

The minister also reminded the chief that besides his social and cultural responsibilities, he is also an extended arm of the judiciary through his community court or Dare Ramambo.

The Wedza people of the Moyo totem have a rich history which began in Swaziland during the times of King Lobengula.

The substantive chief is expected to fulfill his duties in line with Zimbabwe’s Traditional Leaders Act.