Harare City Council To Rename Willowvale Road After Oliver Mtukudzi

Harare Mayor Gomba announced yesterday that the late Oliver Mtukudzi who was declared a national hero will have the honour of having Willowvave Road renamed after him.

Arguably Zimbabwe’s most successful footballer George Shaya and veteran Chimurenga music maestro Thomas Mapfumo were also honoured by the Harare City Council for their contribution to sport and music, respectively. Gomba said Mapfumo had been given the Freedom of the city which means he will be exempt from paying rates among and other things, as defined in the city’s policy. Gomba said they are still discussing on an additional package for Mapfumo, where he will be given a residential stand which is likely to be in Cranborne. Harare City Council named Vietnam stand at Rufaro Stadium after George Shaya.

Gomba also revealed that there were still discussing how to reward another yesteryear musician Zexie Manatsa.


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Oliver Mtukudzi, also known as "Tuku" (short for Mtukudzi) was a singer-songwriter, actor, writer, film director and entrepreneur. With over 60 albums to his name, he was one of Zimbabwe's top musicians and lead of the band The Black Spirits. His music was mainly in... Read More About Oliver Mtukudzi

George "Mastermind" Shaya was among some of the most celebrated yesteryear footballers to have played for the Zimbabwe national team and Dynamos Football Club. In early March 2019, rumours circulated and it was reported on some website like ZimEye, that Shaya had died. It was... Read More About George Shaya

Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo, also known by his nicknames "Mukanya" or "gandanga", is a Zimbabwean Chimurenga music singer, a songwriter who is based in the USA. Mapfumo is one of Zimbabwe's top musicians. His genre of music is called Chimurenga (Shona for Revolution ) and many... Read More About Thomas Mapfumo

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Harare City Council To Rename Willowvale Road After Oliver Mtukudzi