Fortune Charumbira Retains Presidency Unopposed

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Fortune Charumbira Retains Presidency Unopposed

Chief Fortune Charumbira has been re-elected unopposed as the President of the chiefs council while Chief Lucas Mtshane Khumalo of Bubi District has also been retained as the vice president.

The election was held on Wednesday morning.A TOTAL of 35 chiefs have been elected into the National Council of Chiefs.

The election for the full council was conducted on July 11 in terms of Section 37 of the Traditional Leaders Act [Chapter2:13], the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has announced.

On August 1, the Chiefs will meet again to elect two Senator Chiefs for each of the eight non-metropolitan provinces.

“The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission will preside over those elections,’’ said Zec chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba in a statement.

The Zimbabwe Council of Chiefs (ZCC) is an assembly of traditional leaders throughout Zimbabwe .The president and deputy president of the ZCC are both members of the Senate since 2007 and ZCC appoints 10 chiefs to the Senate under the constitution.

Zimbabwe adopted a new Constitution in 2013 which, among other things, recognises the role of the institution of traditional leadership which operates alongside modern State structures.

Chiefs play important roles including judicial, developmental and co-ordinative roles, land and traditional matters.

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