Tension is refusing to die in the area of Chief Chimombo in Nsanje as some alleged royal clan members from the disputed Chimombo Chieftainship stormed the District Commissioner’s Office demanding government’s official position regarding their issues.
The claimed clan members said they have information that some people who claim to be members of the clan have instructed government to reinstate the interdicted Chief Chimombo whose real name is Stanford Tukula.
The concerned said clan, through a letter addressed to Ministry of Local government dated July 12, 2017 which has been copied to Nsanje district commissioner, District information officer among others said as real clan of the Chimombo loyal family, they still stand against the reinstatement of the suspended chief.
“We hear that some politicians are conniving with the suspended chief. These people sent a communication to the ministry that as a family we have agreed and sorted out the issue surrounding the chieftaincy and agreed to reinstate him.
“As the real loyal clan of the Chimombo chieftaincy, we are asking the government not to reinstate Stanford Tukula. The issues still stand, as a family we do not need him anymore,” reads part of the letter.
The letter continued to say, if the government want to maintain or reinstate the suspended chief, then it should identify another area for him to rule.
Ministry of local government and rural development spokesperson Muhlabase Mughogho in an interview indicated that they are yet to receive the said letter from the Chimombo loyal family.
“Secondly, no action has been taken in as far as reinstatement of the previous chief is concerned. We are waiting for court ruling,” said Mughogho
Government suspended Stanford Tukula from executing functions of Chief on December 21, 2012 after accusations were leveled at him by the community including allegations that he used to snatch people’s wives and land at will which he has been vehemently denying.