Thirty chiefs from across the country on Friday resolved that no chieftaincy wrangle should be taken to courts, instead they should create a special tribunal where all chieftaincy wrangles should be resolved.
The agreement was made at Ntunda Wosema in Thyolo during a chiefs’ meeting organised to, partly, discuss some of the issues that affect their work and how to work in 2016.
The meeting was also told that Traditional Authority (T/A) Ngolongoliwa of Thyolo had been promoted to Senior Chief effective December 22 2015.
“We had a successful meeting and we agreed on several issues that affect us. Among the issues discussed is having the tribunal for chieftaincy cases. We have agreed to ensure that we resolve our cases without engaging the courts,” said Senior Chief Ngolongoliwa.
The chiefs also agreed to work as a team, protect their environment and stay away from politics and being used by politicians.
Senior Chief Tsabango of Lilongwe said climate change is an indication that chiefs are failing their work, saying most trees have been destroyed on their watch.
The meeting, which most chiefs described as historical and uniting, attracted, among others, Inkosi ya Makhosi M’mbelwa V, Inkosi ya Makhosi Gomani V, Paramount Chief Kyungu and Senior Chief Lukwa. n