Matebeleland South chiefs have reaffirmed their determination to protect the cultural site of Njelele shrine.
The resolution comes after the cleansing ceremony conducted over the weekend to purify the area after a group of suspected ex-Zanla members invaded the place and performed unsanctioned rituals.
Matebeleland South Chief Silandilizwe Masendu told Radio Dialogue that they made a strong resolution that no one has the right to enter Njelele shrine without authority from traditional leaders.
He said the ceremony was attended by a number of leaders from all the provinces of Zimbabwe.
“Sacred places like Njelele should be respected and whoever will be wishing to visit such places should do so with respect and use proper channels as was done before,” said chief Masendu.