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.