Chief Maduna described as a guiding figure for traditional leaders

By Innocent Nxumalo
Chiefs from across Matabeleland region have described the late Chief Vezi Maduna Mafu as an astute leader and a revered source of wisdom within the institution of traditional leadership.
The institution of traditional leadership has been left poorer without one of its longest serving chiefs Vezi Maduna Mafu, who inspired his colleagues to uphold true Pan-Africanism.
“The whole nation has lost a veteran in terms of traditional leadership governance. His age and long service as a chief brought with it a rare wisdom which we exploited as an institution.”
“We sat at various forums with umdala umathayi as he was affectionately known. Matabeleland South and the whole of Zimbabwe has lost a leader of par excellence, we will miss his astute leadership.”
“Maduna death is a loss to the nation. He stood firm and valued honesty when it came to serving the people.”
“For us who joined the institution at a tender age, Chief Maduna was a go to person. He was a resourceful person who bridged that age gap among traditional leaders.”
The late Insiza chief who died at the age 86 was instrumental in the struggle for Zimbabwe’s independence and served government in various positions, from being a Councilor to Senator.

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