FIVE Hwange Chiefs have approached Hwange Native Board (HLB)
interesting for exemption from paying for housing stands allotted to them.

Hwange District has 5 Chiefs: Whange, Shana,
Dingane-Nelukoba, Nekatambe and Mvuthu.

The native authority has a decision to allocate the 5
conventional leaders housing stand every in a residential space of their selection.

The matter has nevertheless divided the council.

In line with the most recent council minutes, the native
authority lastly resolved that the council will apply to the Ministry of Native
Authorities and Public Works on behalf of Chiefs on the problem of exemption.

The difficulty was raised as a suggestion from the Well being
and Housing Committee assembly held in February 2020 when the council final held
bodily conferences due to the Covid-19 induced lockdowns.

“That decision B24/11be put aside and be substituted with
“Chiefs in Hwange District be allotted a stand every at any residential density
at no intrinsic worth”. Discussing on the above suggestion, the home was
divided on the matter,” learn a part of the minutes.

The home famous that granting of exemption is finished by the
Ministry of Native Authorities and due to this fact Chiefs ought to apply by means of the

HLB City Secretary Mr Ndumiso Mdlalose instructed the councilors
that the Chiefs had initially verbally made the appliance and added that it
was as much as the councillors to resolve on the problem. Mr Mdlalose stated the council
might search steering from the Ministry, including that beforehand council was
guided by City Councils Act and City Stateland Guide and nothing was incorrect.

Councillors stated there ought to be readability if the exemption,
if granted, would apply solely to incumbent Chiefs of even to future conventional

They stated native authorities don’t have any mandate to allocate
land freed from cost and anybody who requires a stand should apply.

However, the HLB has allotted land freed from cost to St
Patrick’s Hospital, Don Bosco and Ministry of Increased and Tertiary Schooling,
Science and Know-how.

The councillors resolved that council ought to observe
process and advise the Chiefs to use to the Ministry or for the council to
apply on their behalf for the exemption. Chronicle

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