New traditional leader vows to work with Musina Municipality to develop his village

The newly installed headman of Masea village, Jeremiah Ntikedzeni Nemasea (left) captured with Thovhele Hanyani Tshikundamalema and Musina Municipality Chief Whip, Cllr Fistos Mafela (right) shortly after the inauguration ceremonyThe newly installed headman of Masea village, Jeremiah Ntikedzeni Nemasea (left) captured with Thovhele Hanyani Tshikundamalema and Musina Municipality Chief Whip, Cllr Fistos Mafela (right) shortly after the inauguration ceremony

The newly installed traditional leader of Masea village, Jeremiah Ntikedzeni Nemasea has vowed to work hand in hand with Musina Municipality to bring development in his village. Nemasea was inaugurated by senior traditional leader, Thovhele Hanyani Tshikundamalema of Tshikundamalema dynasty at a glittering traditional and well attended ceremony at Masea village, near Madimbo.

Nemasea takes over from his late father, headman Ntodeni Michel Nemasea who passed away in 2007. Vho-Makhadzi Florence Nemasea was leading the village on acting basis since 2007 until the heir to the throne, Ntikedzeni was installed on Saturday.

When installing headman Ntikedzeni, Thovhele Tshikundamalema said the new leader should work hard to fight challenges in relation to unemployment, poverty and crime in his village. “You must also respect your subjects and treat them equally without discrimination. The way you conduct yourself will determine your respect by your community. Make sure that you put the community’s interests before yours.”

Tshikundamelema advised the new headman to stay away from corrupt activities. “Money is the root of all evils and make sure that you acquire it in transparent ways. If you become corrupt, it means that the whole village will be corrupt because they look upon you as their role model. Leadership is all about faithfulness and you must always remain faithful at all times.”

He told the headman to solve village matters with consultation of his council. “You have a very good and supportive team of makhotsimunene and dzikhadzi who are prepared to stand by you until the end. You only have to come to me if there are complex issues that you cannot resolve in your village.”

Representing Musina Municipality, Chief Whip Fistos Mafela said the installation of the new leader in the village will assist to speed up service delivery. “As Musina Municipality, we value traditional leaders very highly and they are an important stakeholder to us. We welcome the new traditional leader and we will work with him to bring a better life to his subjects as required by legislation. We will always visit him and invite him to attend service delivery meetings of the municipality.”

In response, Headman Ntikedzeni acknowledged the advice from Thovhele Tshikundamalema and committed that he will work with Musina Municipality to develop his village.  

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