Mthwakazi Activists To Deploy Inxusa (Regiment) To Protect Chief Ndiweni
15 May 2019
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File Picture of Ibutho Lenqama giving guard to “King” Bulelani Lobengula Khumalo and Chief Ndiweni during a secret coronation ceremony in Bulawayo last year.

Own Correspondent|Mthwakazi kingdom restoration activists have indicated plans to deploy a full-fledged regiment of traditional Ndebele “soldiers” known as Inxusa to protect controversial chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni against possible attacks from ZANU PF and state security agents.

Sources who spoke to in confidence said that the entire Matabeleland region is backing Ndiweni who is currently facing persecution from the government and ZANU PF after he condemned President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government.

“We want to warn whoever is behind the persecution of Chief Ndiweni that the entire Matabeleland region is fully behind him and will do anything possible to defend and protect him,” said the group spokesperson.

“We have since assembled a full regiment of “soldiers” that will be dispatched soon to give him security as it is now obvious that he is at a serious risk, ” he added.

On Wednesday morning, Ndiweni was exposed to severe threats from a mob of ZANU PF youths at the Bulawayo CBD.

The marauding youths claimed that they had been sent by senior ZANU PF officials to repossess a vehicle which was handed over to him by President Mnangagwa last year.

Ndiweni escaped the ordeal when he pretended to be cooperating with the youth to hand over the car. He asked for them to allow him to get personal belongings from the car, point at which he drew a 20 litre can of petrol and sprayed it all over the car as if to set it on fire.

The terrified youth and other members of the public fled from the scene leaving Ndiweni to safely drive his car home.

The Mthwakazi grouping claims that the special regiment of “soldiers” that will be armed with traditional weapons should be taking over the chief’s security as a matter of urgency.

Ndiweni has been heaving serious clashes with ZANU PF heavyweight Obert Mpofu who at one-time threatened to strip Ndiweni of his chieftainship and throw him out of the area.

Ndiweni could not be reached for a comment at the time of writing.