Zomba city council has said it will soon introduce block leaders in the city who will replace chiefs.

Deputy Mayor Davie Maunde said this during the full council meeting.

Maunde said although the chiefs are still working the council does not recognise them as the law demands that there shall be no chiefs in the city.

“The council has done everything and what remains is the election,” said Maunde.

Some of the residents of the city said for the sake of developing Zomba the council should replace the chiefs with block leaders.