Government has called on traditional leaders to help preserve the country’s culture and heritage against globalization and modernization which is driving increased moral decadence and erosion of norms and values of Zimbabwean people.
Speaking at the National Council of Chiefs meeting held in the capital on Thursday, Minister of Rural Development, Promotion and Preservation of National Culture and Heritage, Abedinico Ncube called on traditional leaders to jealously guard and preserve the country’s culture and heritage.
“I would therefore like to call upon all the traditional leaders to jealously guard and preserve our culture and heritage.
“There is growing citizens’ concern over the increase in moral decadence across Zimbabwe.
“Of course, we are aware that our culture and social sensitivities have been eroded by globalization and modernization.
“Indeed, cases of rape, incest, homosexuality and bestiality have become rampant hence the need for our revered Chiefs, to make a rapid and holistic intervention to redress the situation.
“Society looks up to our esteemed Chiefs to step up efforts to arrest this moral decay.
“The Traditional Leaders Act confers responsibility on my Ministry to embrace all resettlement land under the authority of Traditional Leaders across the country,” said Ncube.
In an interview with 263Chat, the Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Ranson Madzamba said the National council of chiefs was a very crucial event as is a platform where all the national representatives of the chiefs from all provinces would be deliberating on the day to day endeavors of the traditional leadership in the country.
“This event is a very crucial one for it is a platform where all the national representatives of the chiefs from all provinces would be deliberating on the day to day endeavors of the traditional leadership in the country.
“They would be deliberating on such issues to do with development in their communities and above all the preservation of our national culture and heritage since they are referred to as the custodians of our culture in our new constitution,” said Madzamba.