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Beitbridge installs its first female headman 


Beitbridge installs its first female headman 


Ellen Mlambo
Two Nations Reporter

BEITBRIDGE- Ketumile Nare (25) has been installed as the first female headman in Beitbridge District.
Nare becomes headman Mahopolo under Chief Sitaudze and she was installed by her chief on Sunday following the death of her father Lemohamg Nare in March 2019.
Nare who has a Degree in Local Governance was the only child of the late headman. The function took place at the Mahopolo homestead, Malibeng in Beitbridge West constituency.
Beitbridge District has two chiefs Sitaudze and Matibe.
Her appointment was done in terms of section 8(1) of the Traditional Leaders Act chapter 29:17.
The occasion was attended by all headmen under Sitaudze, Beitbridge Rural District Council chairperson Luka Costa Ndou and fellow councillors and District Development Coordinator (DDC) Sikhangezile Mafu. 
Headman Mahopolo completed her primary school at Malibeng Primary School in 2009. She completed her high school at Manama in 2014 and graduated with a Degree in Local Governance in July, 2019. 
She is employed by Zimborders Consortium as a customer service agent. 
Headman Mahopolo told Two Nations that she will strive to empower women particularly into positions of community leadership. 
“I will ensure that women are empowered and that they hold leadership positions in the community,” she said.
Chief Matibe has three headmen operating under him namely; Tsetana, Chikwelengwe and Tshinani . Chief Sitaudze has seven headmen under him namely; Mahopolo, Kohomela, Makhado, Mazibeli, Siyoka, Foromela and Mabhid.

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