Mugabe Way 'renamed' in fit of rage

BULAWAYO - Anger against President Robert Mugabe took a new dimension in Bulawayo on Monday evening when unknown people defaced signs and replaced a street named after him with one bearing their wishes as they remonstrated against lack of development in Matabeleland.

Robert Mugabe Way was changed to Devolution Way.

This comes as Matabeleland region remains blighted by lack of development which they blame on centralisation of governance which they want devolved.

Shoppers and workers yesterday were caught by surprise when the street named after Zimbabwe’s only post-independence ruler, was littered with tape and stick labels.

While it was not clear who was responsible, there was speculation that advocates of devolution of power such as opposition Zapu, could have been behind the defacing of the sign posts.

Zapu spokesperson — Patrick Ndlovu — distanced Zapu but said whoever was responsible, had driven the point home.

“We deny responsibility for that act. We thought it is the city council that had finally come to its senses and listened to the calls of the people of Bulawayo,” Ndlovu told the Daily News.
“We, however, support the initiative by whoever did it. It shows that the people are taking charge of their destiny.

“People of this region know that Mugabe and his party are the major stumbling blocks to the implementation of the constitutional provisions, so it should be a warning to Mugabe that if you deny people their rights, they will take them by force.”
Matabeleland is the worst affected region and its inhabitants claim that the Zanu PF government bears grudges for having been rejected in general elections.

During the Constitution-making exercise, opposition political parties, rights and civic groups, campaigned strongly for devolution of power.

They argued devolution would ensure equitable distribution of resources and that if enacted into law, it would enable local residents to make relevant and accurate decisions regarding priorities for their own areas.

However, despite the issue being included in the Constitution, government’s delays in aligning the laws to the new charter means it remains sidelined.

Comments (11)

By the end of it, it is proper to remove this name from the roads in all the towns. Maybe with some bit of generosity, we may reserve it for the road from Norton to his place.

Sunshine Salisbury - 24 August 2016

That is what they say,"destroying yo legacy."Soon it will be Robert Mugabe Way back to Manica Road.A d its happening while yu are living sir.Imagine when yu gone from this earth?.Please see sence Mr President.Its time up.,Save Zimbabwe by doing the right thing,retire and push yo deputy in.Let him deal wth the mess.He can,yes he can.

viola gwena - 24 August 2016

Now if a mere street cant stand yo name now ,how about a whole airport?A whole road from Harare to Mutare? SIR its time up.Allow Chatunga to live peacefully in Zimbabwe long after yu are gone.Do the right thing.

viola gwena - 24 August 2016

Kukwira gomo hutenderera. Soon our kids will be shitting on his forehead. Chinokura chinokotama musoro wekudo chave chinokoro.

Masamba Akareyo - Tanganda - 24 August 2016

Chasvakarambira svakati go kustate house kunge svine solution kumaproblem asvakatiunzira handichione. Svine chigwere chechikwekwe sembudzi.

Bobby Sadza reZwiyo - 24 August 2016

It makes a lot of sense to remove that name and I hope as citizens we can find a legit way of doing it. Zvakwana.

Mai Simba - 25 August 2016

It makes a lot of sense to remove that name and I hope as citizens we can find a legit way of doing it. Zvakwana.

Mai Simba - 25 August 2016

Can someone rename Robert Mugabe way in Harare as well please

Berven - 25 August 2016

The last thing is,,even the heroes with strike agonist Mugabe at heroes when he dies.Vanomuka verse zvipoko kumudzinga paanovigwa

Matsotsi - 26 August 2016

We love you Mr Mugabe but we love our country more. Please do not misunderstand us. Help us, the general people, to also enjoy the fruit of independence. Murikungodya mega muchipwanya nyika yedu. Do the honourable thing Mr Mugabe. You know what to do.

Viva Unidade - 26 August 2016

We don't love Mugabe, he is an evil man. We will remove all traces of this monster from our society very soon.

mukwerekwere - 26 August 2016

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