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Bulawayo celebrates 74 years

Bulawayo held a civic service yesterday to celebrate its 74th anniversary as a city. According to council records, Bulawayo was declared a town on June 1, 1894. Bulawayo Mayor Councillor Martin Moyo said Bulawayo was declared a city in 1943.

He said this while speaking at the celebrations organised by the Seventh Day Adventist Church with assistance from council, which were held at the Large City Hall. Moyo also gave a historical background of Bulawayo. Said Moyo:

On August 16, 1979, Mr Mike Ndubiwa was appointed Town Clerk designate. He became Town Clerk in 1984, making him the first black town clerk of the city. On June 12, 1981, Mr Naison Khutshwekhaya Ndlovu was appointed the first African mayor. It was a loss when the gallant visionary died on May 28, this year.

More: Chronicle

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