Dearly B. Loved
OnToplist is optimized by SEO
Add blog to our blog directory.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Renaming of Roads

Govt names roads after Muzenda, Nkomo - New Zimbabwe 23/01/2015


FOURTH Street in Harare will be changed to Simon Vengai Muzenda Street, in

honour of the late vice-president who passed away in 2003, according to

the latest Government Gazette.


Main Street in Bulawayo will also be renamed Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo

Street. In December 2013 Nkomo's statue was erected in the same street and

at exactly the same spot where imperialist Cecil John Rhodes's statue

stood for decades.


Muzenda also known as the `Soul of the Nation' passed away in September

2003 while former vice-president Nkomo, fondly known as `Father Zimbabwe'

died in July 1999.


The two are interred at the National Heroes Acre in Harare and have been

key figures in Zimbabwean politics with Nkomo having been the main actor

during the liberation struggle.


The announcement was revealed by the minister of Local Government, Public

Works and National Housing, Ignatius Chombo in the Names (Alteration)

Amendment of Schedule) Notice, 2015.


However it could not be established when the two roads will be renamed and

if the local authorities concerned had been consulted on the issue.


Just after independence roads in Harare Central Business District were

renamed in honour of Zimbabwe's national heroes and other African icons

like former Mozambican and Tanzanian Presidents Samora Machel and Julius



Other roads that were to be renamed with time include Union Avenue (Kwame

Nkrumah), Second Street (Sam Mujoma) and Baker Avenue (Nelson Mandela).


Road names were also changed in other cities like Bulawayo and Kwekwe.


No comments:

Post a Comment