Beitbridge Rural District Council has two traditional Chiefs. One in Beitbridge East and the other in Beitbridge West, namely Chief Matibe and Chief Sitaudze respectively.
Chief Matibe has three headmen operating under the following headmen ships:
- Headmen Tsetana
- Headmen Chikwelengwe
- Headmen Tshinoni
However, Headmen Chikwelengwe is vacant following the death of the substantive Headmen Chikwelengwe. The process of installing the new Headmen Chikwelengwe is however in the process.
Chief Sitaudze has seven headmen operating under the following headmen ships:
- Headmen Mahopolo
- Headmen Kohomela
- Headmen Makhado
- Headmen Mazibeli
- Headmen Siyoka
- Headmen Foromela
- Headmen Mabhidi
Out of the seven headmen ships under chief Sitaudze two are vacant namely Headmen Siyoka and Headmen Makhado. Recently in December 2016 there were two installations of Headmen Foromela and Headmen Mabhidi. This brings the number of substantive headmen ships to five under Chief Sitaudze.