After 15 years of wrangling over who should be Chief Sikoongo, the Tonga people in Chirundu district finally witnessed the coronation of their traditional ruler.
Chief Sikoongo coronation took place in Chirundu on Saturday and was witnessed by Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Minister, Joseph Katema, House of Chiefs Chairperson, Cheiftainess Nkomeshya and traditional leaders from Botswana and Zimbabwe.
Dr Katema says government is happy that Sikoongo chiefdom now has a traditional leader after a long period of time without one.
He says government is looking forward to work together with the newly coronated chief.
And speaking earlier, House of Chiefs chairperson Senior Chieftainess Nkomeshya urged the newly installed chief Sikoongo to spell out development that will benefit his subjects.
Cheiftainess Nkomeshya assured chief Sikoongo of support from the House of Chiefs.
The Tonga people in Chirundu have been wrangling over the rightful heir to the Sikoongo throne since the early 1990s.