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Kennedy Murwira

Incumbent Chief Gutu, Amon Edmond Masanganise, has called for the establishment of a paramount chieftaincy in the district saying some chiefs in the area no longer held any respect for the Paramount Chief.
Briefing President Robert Mugabe last week, Masanganise said the establishment of the paramount chieftaincy would go a long way in solidifying and consolidating the unity of the Gutu Chieftainship.
"It is unfortunate that some chiefs who incidentally happen to have benefitted from the benevolence of the first Chief Gutu, Mabwazhe, are now making unfounded boundary claims. This has unnecessarily compounded and created problems stifling an expeditious implementation of the programme of coronation  traditional leaders in some areas. It is unfortunate that these chiefs now purport to be equal to Chief Gutu's jurisdiction," Masanganise said.
Masanganise thanked President Mugabe for assisting in the resuscitation of the Nesongano, Chisvino and Zinyemba headmanships. He added that the upgrading of the Mazuru headmanship to chieftainship happened expeditiously, demonstrating the high efficiency of the President's Office.
Masanganise said he was now looking forward to the resuscitation of the Chagwiza, Musarurwa, Makuvaza, Marongere, Bakuri, Maworera and Shumba headmanships. He added that the Nemashakwe, Mukaro and Mutema headmanships were long overdue for upgrading to chieftainships.
"However, I wish to express my displeasure on the involvement of the courts in traditional matters. An example in place is the Mataruse headmanship in which the High Court nullified our recommendation and findings of the truth that had transpired. Regrettably the office of the District Administrator is at times found involved in collaborating with some surrogate subordinates who may be showing disrespect for Chief Gutu," he said.
This was said in apparent reference to the Gadzingo Headmanship which Chief Gutu abolished and he was resuscitating the Makuvaza headmanship. Clemence Munyonga was elected at a meeting of elders held at Mupako Diptank to be the next Headman


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