ZAKA – Mugomeri Village Head, Jeremiah Haruperi, has been appointed as Headman Zibwowa, TellZim News has learnt.
In a letter seen by TellZim News from the ministry of local governance to Zaka District Administrator (DA) Ndeya Nyede, Haruperi's appointment was with effect from October 30 this year.
"In terms of Section 8 of the Traditional Leaders Act (Chapter 29:17), the minister has with effect from 30 October 2018 appointed Jeremiah Haruperi as substantive Headman Zibwowa of Zaka District," reads part of the letter.
Nyede also confirmed the development and said the installation date was up to Chief Nhema.
"The installation program will be decided by Chief Nhema and he has been busy with the budget consultation meetings so we will start by introducing the new headman to the people so that they know before we install him.
“The Chief will then have discussions with the family to set a date for the installation," said Nyede.
Haruperi also said they were only waiting for the Chief's call to do the installation. He also said he will work to unite the people of Zibwowa and will work with other leaders to foster development in the area.
Nhema who is also a senator representing Chiefs said he will soon hold a meeting with the Zibwowas and make an arrangement for the installation ceremony.
"I am currently busy at parliament but I will soon have a meeting with them to finalise the installation process," said Chief Nhema
Haruperi is replacing Stanford Zingwanda who was holding the position on acting basis following his father's death a few years ago.
Zibwowa is one of the six headmen under Chief Nhema who include Chipinda, Muroyi, Magadze, Chipenzi and Chamburukira.