Chief Ndiweni Demands Mpofu Expulsion From Parliament

By Dumisani Nyoni

Bulawayo, November 08, 2016 – CHIEF Nhlanhla Khayisa Ndiweni of Ntabazinduna has reportedly written a letter to President Robert Mugabe urging him to recall Umguza legislator, Obert Mpofu from Parliament for alleged incompetence.  

Chief Khayisa reportedly said this while addressing more than 8 000 people who attended the Gadade commemorations held in Ntabazinduna on Saturday.

The commemorations ran under the theme “Freedom and Self-determination”.

Chief Khayisa, also convener together with Umhlahlo wesizwe sikaMzilikazi, was the guest speaker.

“He said he was very angry and has taken a stance to write to the Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe asking him to recall the Member of Parliament for UMguza constituency Obert Mpofu whom he said was increasingly becoming a liability to his people,” reads part of the statement issued by Mthwakazi Republic Party.

Mpofu has failed to represent UMguza constituency, he said.

The group reported that chief Khayisa said Mpofu has refused many times to act on many grievances being raised by his community.

“The latest being a mining company operating inside a sacred area, mining gold and demolishing graves,” reads the statement.

There is no love lost between Mpofu and Chief Ndiweni.

Recently, the two clashed after Chief Ndiweni threatened to shut down the Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services training depots in Ntabazinduna, accusing them of recruiting people outside his jurisdiction.

More than 8 000 people on Saturday gathered in Gadade-Ntabazinduna to mark 123 years since Ndebele-speaking people lost their kingdom to the British.

In attendance were Mthwakazi leaders and stakeholders, Chief Ndiweni, MRP President Mqodisi Moyo, South based Uloyiko theatre group members, Chief Gumede, Stanley Raphael Khumalo, Sibangilizwe Nkomo, among others.

ULoyiko theatre group’s researcher and script writer, Yanga Mhluzi reportedly accused Mugabe, Emmerson Mnangagwa and Perence Shiri of unleashing genocide (Gukurahundi) on unarmed civilians in Matabeleland.

ULoyiko theatre group became popular around the globe for the stance it took in awareness on Gukurahundi genocide.

The group vowed to pursue the matter up to the end.