Villagers in the area are not happy that the chief imposed himself as councillor because the people wanted Shadreck Chirimezani.
Pearson Matanda and Bernard Kapita said the chief had threatened to evict MDC supporters from his area.
Commenting on the issue, the chief said: “Anyone who was brought up traditionally cannot go against their leaders and my subjects must follow that. Zanu PF is our party.”
Zanu (PF) has managed to lure many chiefs to its side by offering them incentives such as cars and allowances.
Hurugwe council executive officer Misheck Moyo said a by-election for the seat will be held.