Peter Zwide Kalanga unveiled as Ndebele King

Peter Zwide Kalanga unveiled as Ndebele King
Published: 20 February 2018 (644 Views)
PROMINENT Bulawayo cultural activist, Peter Zwide Kalanga Khumalo, who was unveiled as King Nyamande Lobengula II at Bulawayo Amphitheatre on Saturday, pledged to improve the lives of people in Matabeleland and Midlands.

Khumalo said his immediate task will be to uplift the standards of living for Matabeleland and Midlands residents.

"I will work tirelessly in conjunction with [the] government to raise the standard of living for the people of Matabeleland and Midlands. The monarch will be non-partisan," he said.

Khumalo, who has been advocating for the revival of the Ndebele monarchy for years, ascended to the throne following a long and "necessary" consultative process by King Lobengula Royal House representatives.

The new king said he was going to prioritise development in Matabeleland.

"With immediate effect, the monarch embarks on establishing royal committees for development. These will work closely with relevant government ministries," he said.

The committees, which will be formed under Khumalo's kingship, include the royal committee for agriculture, education and health.

"The royal committee for agriculture will empower the chiefs and communities to help remove people from abject poverty that they find themselves in. The royal committee for health will be working again within the government framework or programmes to ensure that health issues are made a priority in this region and that the infrastructure and accessibility to health is prioritised," he said.

The new monarch said he will form a royal committee for resource mobilisation. Khumalo has also indicated his desire to engage President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration over the restoration of Mthwakazi.

He argued the right to self-determination (restoration) of the people of the Mthwakazi is a fundamental human right that is enshrined in the United Nation's self-determination principle and as such legal at international law.

A faction of the Khumalos last year announced that South Africa-based Bulelani Collin Khumalo was king Lobengula's heir-apparent, while self-proclaimed Ndebele monarch, Stanley Raphel Khumalo was also inaugurated as Ndebele King Mzilikazi II.

- newsday

Tags: Zwide, King, Ndebele,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

DStv opens up channels for the festive season

by Channel24 | 18 December 2018 | 19 Views

Jose Mourinho cried

by AFP | 18 December 2018 | 17 Views

2018: A year of progress!

by Knowledge Moyo | 18 December 2018 | 28 Views

Teachers' Union to #Shutdown Mthuli Ncube office

by ARTUZ | 18 December 2018 | 32 Views

Judicial independence non-negotiable

by Staff reporter | 18 December 2018 | 41 Views

Cassava debuts on ZSE

by Staff reporter | 18 December 2018 | 47 Views

Supa Mandiwanzira trial postponed again

by Staff reporter | 18 December 2018 | 38 Views

Mnangagwa to reshuffle cabinet

by Mandla Ndlovu | 18 December 2018 | 74 Views

'New dispensation': Cosmetic democracy

by AT Kadada | 18 December 2018 | 55 Views

Zimpapers editorial change scam exposed

by Collen Ncube | 18 December 2018 | 67 Views

Tips_for designing customised jerseys

by Staff Reporter | 18 December 2018 | 35 Views

Manchester United fires Jose Mourinho

by BBC | 18 December 2018 | 55 Views

Mutsvangwa pushes for Transitional Authority?

by Mandla Ndlovu | 18 December 2018 | 94 Views

WATCH: Greyhound takes 40 hours from SA to Zim

by Collen Ncube | 18 December 2018 | 91 Views

Chamisa ally gets top Herald post

by Mandla Ndlovu | 18 December 2018 | 89 Views

Fortune Charumbira in delirium about Gukurahundi

by Mkhululi Zulu | 18 December 2018 | 55 Views

Finance Minister - its you who caused this nonsense

by Isaac Nkomah | 18 December 2018 | 70 Views

War vets, stop milking an already dying cow

by Isaac Nkomah | 18 December 2018 | 58 Views

PHOTOS: War vets demonstrate against Mnangagwa

by Mandla Ndlovu | 18 December 2018 | 85 Views

Manchester United fire Jose Mourinho

by BBC | 18 December 2018 | 72 Views

Magistrate exposed on Mphoko matter?

by Staff reporter | 18 December 2018 | 82 Views

Caesar Zvayi removed as Editor in a major editorial shake-up at Zimpapers

by Staff reporter | 18 December 2018 | 101 Views

Mnangagwa clean-up declaration

by Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa | 18 December 2018 | 86 Views

Zimbabwe Airways loses second plane over delayed payments

by ZimLive | 18 December 2018 | 91 Views

Mnangagwa's mature politics

by Jasper Hloka | 18 December 2018 | 73 Views

On the recent national budget

by Dr. Tutsirai Sakutukwa and Dr. Marshall Makate | 18 December 2018 | 61 Views

Mnangagwa meets teachers

by Mandla Ndlovu | 18 December 2018 | 79 Views

Lawyer wins $20 000 suit for wrongful arrest

by Staff reporter | 18 December 2018 | 96 Views

Unloved Chiyangwa remains Cosafa leader

by Staff reporter | 18 December 2018 | 112 Views

Mthuli Ncube begs doctors to end strike

by Staff reporter | 18 December 2018 | 104 Views

Cosafa president humiliated in Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 18 December 2018 | 108 Views

Corpse dumped at 'killer's' homestead

by Staff reporter | 18 December 2018 | 106 Views

Ex-MP 'denied' sex, rights seeks divorce

by Staff rpeorter | 18 December 2018 | 110 Views

Chiyangwa lies that he wants to concentrate on MP post

by Staff reporter | 18 December 2018 | 91 Views