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Chief Who Presided Over Unveiling Of Mbuya Nehanda's Statue Dies

Chief Who Presided Over Unveiling Of Mbuya Nehanda's Statue Dies

Chief Mudzimu, who presided over the unveiling of Mbuya Nehanda‘s statue in Harare on 25 May 2021 was buried on Thursday following his death a fortnight ago.

NewZimbabwe.com reports that Chief Mudzimu (83), born Joseph Mudzimu, died on July 2 after a short illness.

He was reportedly a regular visitor at State House where he interacted with president Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy, Constantino Chiwenga.

Addressing mourners at the late chief’s burial in Hurungwe, Local Government minister, July Moyo said the chief’s passing left a void on the advisory council to the country’s presidency. Moyo said:

Chief Mudzimu was a regular visitor at State House, he was one such chief who would meet the President on short notice, and we wouldn’t bother asking what the agenda was. He gave wise counsel to the President as well as Vice President. We have lost an advisor.

Chief Mudzimu featured in the national trio of traditional leaders whose role was to coordinate cultural and traditional practices and champion both tangible and intangible heritage in Zimbabwe.

The trio comprised Chief Mazungunye of Bikita and Chief Nyahuye waSvosve of Wedza and the late Chief Mudzimu.

The Mudzimu chieftainship was restored in 2018 by Mnangagwa, 63 years after it was relegated to headmanship by the white minority regime.

Mudzimu is one of the nine chieftainships in Hurungwe with others being; Chanetsa, Chundu, Dandawa, Dendera, Kazangarare, Mujinga, Nematombo and Nyamhunga.

The late Chief Mudzimu is survived by two wives, nine children and eight grandchildren.

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7 Comments

city of statues 1 month ago

we also need his statue in town and we also officiate its unveiling ...

kuti ukoshe muZim unotombotanga waita statue first and u will be honoured for standing on that pillar day and night, hot and cold or kuchinaya🤣🤣🤣


Ginious 1 month ago

ndivezerei yachief ndozokuonai pamberi apo

chamisa suppoter 1 month ago

i am worried of the advise he gave to the president,since they were in good books nothing tangible zimbos myt find valuable discussed between them,this is good as zanu pf funeral nd you know i don hve to cry when ed cry let them cry on their own.(you made your bed lay on it)🤣🤣🤣


i 1 month ago

chief masiya kamhuri kadiki kwazvo pavakadzi vairi woita vana vasingasvike 10...


mupurisawashe 1 month ago

Dont worry, 10 is only the official number. Vamwe muchavaona pa kugova zvinhu


Zvazvanga zvingori 1 month ago

Vakapedzerwa kuimba kwavaienda ikoko at short notice,makaro too much nekuda kukuvadzisa vamwe.21 gun salute,lorry rwmauto nemacabbage hatishotese hazviite


Majority Rule 4 weeks ago

Chief vanga vakaudzwa, tichakugadzirirayi statue yenyu



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