By Paul Nyathi| Tensions are high in Bulawayo as the government convened indaba to discuss the coronation of a Ndebele King kicked off in Bulawayo this Friday morning.
The meeting which was set to start at 10am delayed by over an hour as members of Mthwakazi Pressure Groups barricaded the entrance to the venue demanding that they be included in the meeting too.
The meeting only commenced after the group was allowed in.
The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing July Moyo is chairing the meeting which includes all chiefs from Matabeleland region.
Also in attendance is Home Affairs Minister Obert Mpofu and the three Provincial Affairs Ministers from the Matabeleland region with their Provincial Administrators.
Vice President Kembo Mohadi is also expected to join the meeting.
Minister Moyo recently barred the planned installation of Crown Prince Colin Bulelani Lobengula Khumalo as the Ndebele king during a ceremony that was slated for Barbourfields stadium tomorrow saying it was illegal.
The chiefs have however vowed that they will not listen to the Minister’s directive claiming that they will proceed with the coronation.
The Crown Council led by Chief Khulumani Mathema has also taken up the matter to the High Court to nullify the Minister’s order.