THE Zanu-PF Youth League in Matabeleland North has appealed to the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, July Moyo, to dethrone Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni of Ntabazinduna.
In a statement, the Youth League’s provincial chairman, Tamuka Nyoni, urged Chief Ndiweni to behave like a chief for him to be accorded the respect associated with the position.
He said Chief Ndiweni is not fit to be a leader.
“The so-called Chief Ndiweni must behave like a chief if he wants to be respected and recognised as a chief.
“What kind of a chief is he who calls for sanctions against his own people? We are worried about a chief who is always in courts for misbehaving and is busy denouncing the same Government of President Mnangagwa that gave him the car he is driving. We call upon the Minister of Local Government to revisit Chief Ndiweni’s installation as he is not the rightful candidate for that position,” said Nyoni.
He said the Youth League would not tolerate anyone who mischievously denounces Government and the party’s First Secretary, President Mnangagwa.
“Since he is opposing the Government that gave him the vehicle, we as the youths are there to defend the party which formed the current Government that is being criticised by Chief Ndiweni. We can’t tolerate anyone who attacks the First Secretary of the party and Head of State and Government,” added Nyoni.
He accused Chief Ndiweni of acting like a politician and threatened that the party’s youths will start treating him like one.
Nyoni said Chief Ndiweni had exposed himself to be furthering the opposition MDC Alliance agenda, as the opposition party’s youths are reported to be planning a demonstration in his defence.
Chief Ndiweni last week addressed a Press conference in Bulawayo and called for tougher sanctions against Zimbabwe as he is apparently angered by the Government’s decision to evict a white commercial farmer and replace him with an indigenous farmer at a property in Ntabazinduna.
ZANU PF accuses him of sensationally appealling to the international community to escalate sanctions on President Mnangagwa’s Government, claiming it has failed to pursue democracy.
It is understood that before addressing the Press Club, Chief Ndiweni wrote to a number of foreign embassies calling for further sanctions to be imposed on Zimbabwe.
He is also accused of setting up a parallel organisation to the Chiefs Council under the banner of College of Amakhosi where he is reportedly seeking to rope in some traditional leaders from Matabeleland and the Midlands provinces.
ZimEye.com will this Monday hold an in depth live interview with Chief Ndiweni at his Ntabazinduna homestead.