chieftaincy : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  the position of chieftain

  • He finally renounced his chieftaincy in order to return and to enter politics, winning election as Prime Minister in 1965 and as President the following year.
  • The kgotla was put to a historic test in a romantic drama that preceded independence when, in 1948, the heir to the chieftaincy of the Bamangwato, Botswana's paramount clan .
  • He inherited the chieftaincy of the Akwe tribe when he was five.

  • Nelson Mandela in International Herald Tribune
    That my grandson has taken the chieftaincy I was supposed to have, that he is to rule here at Mvezo will make me sleep forever a happy man in my grave,Mandela said in Xhosa during the ceremony. "I love him so much. He is very humble man...
  • Sam Kutesa in New Vision
    Foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa said on Sunday, "We have him. He was flown in and handed over last Tuesday (February 7) to the CMI (Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence) for debriefing. The Americans said that although he was arrested in...

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