Vahlengwe mourns leader who unified the clan
The Vahlengwe clan is in deep mourning following the death of Paramount Chief Tshovani, real names Hlaisi Mundau who the ruler at Tshovani in the Masvingo Province in Zimbabwe.
The late leader who has died aged 87, is hailed as a proponent of unity and he has championed the unity of his people based in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique.
The paramount chief has championed the tracing of Vahlengwe va ka Tshovani in the three countries.
One of the fruit of his hard work is the Tshovani Day that unites people of his clan based in the three countries.
They come together for a day of festivities.
The event started in 2012 and has become an annual affair.
The last event was held on South African soil, at Hlomela whose chief is the off shoot of the Tshovani dynasty.
Tshovani Day could not be held this year because of the Convid -19 prevalence but it is there in the calender of the Vahlengwe va ka Tshovani.
One of the paramount chief’s sons prince Renias Tshovani said his father died on July 20 at Corris Saunders Hospital in Chiredzi.
According to Prince Renias Tshovani, his father was the longest serving chief in Masvingo province.
“My father was a devout traditionalist and was known for his push for his subjects to uphold Shangaan culture and was a proponent of circumcision rites ,” said prince Renias Tshovani.
Residing at Plot Number 185 of Chizvilizvi Resettlement area in Chiredzi district, the chief is survived by his four wives, 28 children and 100 grand children and great grand children.
He was a farmer.
He started Tshovani day in 2012.
The late leader will be sent to his final resting place on 6 August.
His send off place will be at his homestead at plot 148 Chizvilizvi, Chiredzi, Zimbabwe.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.