formerly known as Provincial Administrator (PA) Fungai Mbetsa has said
newly-revived chieftainships in formerly white settlements have no power to
chieftainships in the province are Bere, Nemamwa and Neromwe and Musara.
resettlement areas that were created after the Land Reform Programme displaced
white settler farmers.
there only to uphold cultural values and harmony through solving social and
cultural disputes between people in his area of jurisdiction.
relevant departments is responsible for giving people land and the chief will
only solve disputes among people who were put under his area by the ministry. He
has no power to give land because it is feared the resettlement areas will be turned
into communal areas,” said Mbetsa
power over the selection of village heads and headmen in their area of
jurisdiction. He said the village head and headmen will have similar roles to
play but only at village level.
heads or headmen through the required procedures and they will also bring peace
among their subjects through presiding over domestic disputes in their areas of
jurisdiction,” said Mbetsa.
areas are being reported to be selling land especially those near growth points
and main roads.
have been accused of doing so and those around Jerera in Zaka are also said to
be selling stands in areas meant for the expansion of the growth point and
efforts by the local authority to stop them seem be failing.