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    Engineer Chengeta installed 9th Chief Makumbe


    BUHERA – Engineer Shepherd Chengeta (53) is the 9th Chief Makumbe of Buhera after being installed by the Director for Traditional Leadership Support Services Felix Chikovo on Friday.
    The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, July Moyo who was supposed to install him did not turn up because of pressing Government business. He was installed by the director for Traditional Leadership Support Services Felix Chikovo at a ceremony attended by hundreds of villagers and dignitaries.
    The ceremony was held at Ngundu Primary School grounds where Chengeta did his primary education and he assumed the position on November 11, 2017.
    His appointment follows the death of Chakanyuka Hwata on February 27, 2012 who was Chief Makumbe.
    The Makumbe Chieftainship is one of the biggest in the populous Buhera District and is of the moyo sinyoro totem. It is an offshoot of the Neshangwe Chieftainship since it was founded by Ngundu, the son of Makumbe son of Neshangwe.
    Chengeta was born in Ngundu village and did his primary education at Inkomo Barracks and Chatindo Primary. He did his secondary education at Nerutanga, Gwebu and Redcliff secondary schools. He went to Milton High School in Bulawayo for his advanced level. He then joined ZINWA as an apprentice in Electrical Engineering. He is a holder of a diploma in Business studies and he is currently a Director at Ralton Electrical, a company he founded in 1997. Chengeta is married to Tsitsi Chengeta and his father children Lovemore, Norman and  Tapiwa.
    The chieftainship was started by Nguwaya Ngundu from 1902 to 1918, followed by Matsveru from 1919 to 1933, the third was Marume from 1935 to 1939, Diki from 1952 to 1954. Zinhanga from Mombeyarara house was the fifth Chief Mkumbe from 1954 to 1963, Manjengwa from 1963 to 1974, Mutirwara from 1974 to 1979, Chakanyuka Hwata who was the eighth Chief Makumbe ruled from 1984 to 2012.
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