The Mashonaland East Provincial Chiefs Council has been commended for the role it played in the selection of chiefs in the province which saw three chiefs being installed in a space of one week.
It was a busy week for the Mashonaland East traditional leadership institution as it witnessed the installation of three chiefs in Mudzi, UMP and Wedza, the first time the selection has involved the Provincial Chiefs Council.
First to be installed was Mr Boy Goronga as the 17th Chief Goronga at Nyamapanda High School.
Chief Gorongoa replaces Ticky Mpathiseni who died in 2015.
The Goronga chieftainship which is of the Nzou Chirumba totem originated from Mozambique and covers the northern part of Mudzi district.
The other chief who was installed at Kapfura Primary School in UMP was Mr Samson Chipfurutse as the 10th Chief Chitsungo replacing Mr Mosted Nyemba Kapfura who died in 2009.
The Chitsungo chieftainship which is of the Nhari Unendoro Nyamasvisva totem covers five wards in UMP.
Last to be installed was Mr Washington Mbavha as Chief Ruzane at Goneso Primary School in Wedza replacing Mr Chinembiri Fred Ruzane who died in 2013.
The Ruzane chieftainship which is of the Moyo Varozvi totem occupies the southern part of Wedza and share the district with Chief Nyahuye Wasvosve.
Mashonaland East Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Cde David Musabayana commended the Provincial Chiefs Council for the role it played in the selection of the chiefs.
“I would like to commend the Provincial Chiefs Council for the role it played in the selection of traditional leaders which proved to be very efficient,” he said.
Leader of the Provincial Chiefs Council Senator Chief Musarurwa said the council is there to work with the government in the selection of traditional leaders.
“Our role as traditional leaders is to work with the government in the selection criteria of the chiefs and we are happy with the role,” he said.
The Mashonaland East Provincial Chiefs Council which is headed by Chief Musarurwa has 34 members from the province’s nine districts.