The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has stopped the coronation of self-imposed Ndebele King, Mzilikazi II, Raphael Stanely Khumalo at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair stating that the country does not have any such constitutional provision.
Bulawayo Central district’s Chief Superintendent Mthokozisi Manzini-Moyo pointed out that the inauguration was illegal.
The letter reads:
Section 274-77 … provides for the establishment of Urban Local Authorities for Rural Areas, their functions and how they are elected, but has no provision for a king or kings. Considering the foregoing it is apparent that there is need for an embracing stakeholders meeting …
I believe that you realize that this is a creation of a new office, a kingdom within the Republic of Zimbabwe. Naturally it is most likely to attract not only national interest but regional if not international interest.
Despite the fact that the event is scheduled to take place in my areas of jurisdiction, a nationwide stakeholder consultative meeting is called for before the coronation of King Mzilikazi II can take place.
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