• December 7, 2022 12:44 pm

Govt calls for Dialogue in resolving chieftency wrangles

Aug 3, 2022

The Ministry of Local Government has asked royal families to engage dialogue and involve other traditional leaders to help them settle chieftaincy wrangles rather than involving the courts.

The Deputy Minister of Local Government Halima Daud said this on Wednesday during the burial ceremony of Traditional Authority Nyoka in Mchinji District.

She was responding to Inkosi Mpezeni of Mchinji and Inkosi Madzimawe from Zambia who both reiterated that they would like the chieftaincy issues to be handled by traditional leaders rather than the courts or political leadership.

The Deputy Minister promised that the current government will never interfere in any way, with affairs of traditional leadership.
Daud said it was unfortunate that royal families waste their time in court and also use their worth for lawyers on issues they were not supposed to.

She hailed the Nyoka family for presenting a heir to the throne during the burial ceremony adding that they should present the name to government on their appropriate time.
Meanwhile, the Ministry says it is saddened by the death of two the chiefs in Mchinji who died few hours apart.

The late T/A, real name Josiah Solomon Thole, died at Kamuzu Central Hospital during the early hours of Saturday 30th July, 2022 after a long battle with Blood Pressure.

He was born in 1943 and was installed as Sub Traditional Authority (Sub T/A) Nyoka in 2012. He was then elevated to the position of T/A in 2015.

He is survived by a wife, 5 children and 40 grandchildren

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