Mpezeni suspends Chief Kapatamoyo

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Mpezeni suspends Chief Kapatamoyo

Chipata, May 20, ZANIS ———- Paramount Chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni people has with immediate effect suspended Chief Kapatamoyo  for allegedly being involved in illegal land allocation.

And Paramount Chief Mpezeni has requested for the immediate suspension of embattled Chief Kapatamoyo’s monthly allowances.

The suspended Chief, Aaron Jere, is accused of allocating the same pieces of land to different people.

The suspension follows complaints from the local community to Paramount Chief Mpezeni.

Paramount Chief Mpezeni announced this development at Ephendukeni palace in Chipata yesterday.

He said that the suspended Chief Kapatamoyo was not supposed to be involved in the selling of land to his subjects, saying it was unfortunate that the traditional leader who was supposed to preserve the traditional land was in the forefront of selling it and pocketing the proceeds.

Paramount Chief Mpezeni made the announcement in the presence of all Ngoni chiefs and some indunas.

Paramount Chief Mpezeni further ordered that the date stamp, headed papers and other instruments of power should be withdrawn from Mr Jere until further notice.

Meanwhile, Paramount Chief Mpezeni has handed over of a cheque of over KR100, 000 to Chipata General Hospital.

He said the money is meant to address the water problems that have been affecting operations at health facility.

Paramount Chief Mpezeni who handed over the cheque on behalf of Meanwood of Lusaka observed that the hospital has for a long time been facing challenges due to erratic water supply.

The Traditional leader stated that he sought the money for the hospital in order to assist people access safe drinking water.

And, Provincial Medical Officer, Kennedy Malama assured the traditional leader that the money will be put to good use.

Dr Malama explained that the hospital has never changed the water pipes since 1976, resulting in many water pipes to have leakages hence the need to be changed.