– Embattled Chief Tshovani, born Hlaisi Mundau, was recently banned from
setting foot in Chief Neromwe’s territory after the latter approached the courts
seeking a restraining order against the former who had trespassed into his
chiefdom and addressed his subjects, TellZim News can report.
Neromwe, born Clemence Madzingo, approached Chiredzi Civil court applying for a
restraining order against Tshovani whom he wanted banned from setting foot in
his chiefdom after he had addressed multitudes of Neromwe subjects at Ditoi,
challenging his chieftainship.
Neromwe was officially installed as substantive chief by the Minister of State
for Masvingo Provincial Affairs Ezra Chadzamira under the authority of
President Emerson Mnangagwa.
installation ceremony was held at Masimbaavanhu Primary School but Tshovani has
been challenging the installation through in the courts of law.
creation of Neromwe chieftaincy saw Tshovani losing Chiredzi Rural District
Council (RDC) wards 17, 26, 27 and 28; leaving Tshovani with only wards 20, 22
his ruling, magistrate Rogers Mawarire said his decision to award the
restraining order had been made after considering that the installation of
Chief Neromwe was done by the respectful board involving the president of
Zimbabwe, Minister of Local Government July Moyo and his permanent secretary,
who are the authorities in that area.
also said his decision was made after observing proximity, convenience, history
and language spoken in the area, though the area is still yet to be gazetted as
they are resettlement areas.
must hold fort to wards 17, 26, 27 and 28 until the government gazettes to
identify who possessed the land because it is a resettlement area. This is
meant to avoid anarchy and chaos,” said Mawarire.
said Tshovani’s lawsuits against the legitimacy of the Neromwe chieftainship
had come at a huge cost to the new chief.
Tshovani is therefore barred from conducting any public meetings in Neromwe’s
territory or any form of gathering until the government gazette has been
has harassed Madzingo almost every time by challenging his chieftainship in
courts and he should have not opposed the application. He also preached that
his chieftainship was challenged and he has not been successful in all these
legal battles therefore he has to pay back Chief Neromwe the resources he spent
defending his rights,” said Mawarire .
Tshovani is set to pay more than $200 000 to Chief Neromwe.