Senior Chief Msakambewa of Dowa has taken to court petitioners claiming to be members from the Ngoni-Jere clan who are demanding for his removal.
Two vehicles full of family members were seen parked outside Dowa District Council’s offices chanting songs disparaging Msakambewa which prompted government business disrupted last week.
Dowa District Commissioner, Alex Mdooko, ordered the chanting family members to go to the council library where he asked them to meet Senior Chief Msakambewa himself for their concerns other than taking the matter further.
The family members who did not want to meet Msakambewa proceeded to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to deliver their petition.
Speaking in a telephone interview, Chief Msakambewa said the Ngoni culture doesn’t have family members but a clan or village from which a chief is chosen.
Msakambewa said he cannot shed some light on the matter saying this is why he want to meet the so claimed family members in a court of law.
But, according to one of the royal family members who did not want to disclose his identity said, issues ranging from bad governance to corruption are said to have angered the royal family demanding his removal from his position.
The member speaking with full anger, labelled Msakambewa as the most corrupt chief the Ngoni-Jere clan has ever chosen in the history of the district.
He alleged that Msakambewa has sold their gardens and is on record as having told his subjects receiving honorarium to give him a share, a development which is making the chief to lose respect day by day.