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Ousted Chief Ndiweni Speaks On Naming Of Bulawayo Streets

Ousted Chief Ndiweni Speaks On Naming Of Bulawayo Streets

Ousted Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni who is based in the United Kingdom, has welcomed a decision by Bulawayo City Council (BCC) to name streets in some of its suburbs after Ndebele chiefs, totems and surnames. 

Chief Ndiweni, whose father Chief Khayisa is also set to have a street named after him, described the move as humbling. He said:

As the Ndiweni family, of the Ndiweni clan in Ntabazinduna, we welcome the naming of street names after chiefs in Bulawayo. We applaud the new suggested names, it is a move in the right direction.

It has taken us a great deal of time to arrive at this juncture whereby we are comfortable in who we are, in bringing our heritage, our customs and our traditions to the forefront. It is right and fitting that this is happening in the City of Kings, it can only happen there, this is our heritage, we should not be shy about it and we should not be nervous about it. 

Indeed as the family we are humbled by the BCC and the people of Bulawayo for having had the thought to remember Chief Khayisa Ndiweni. 

Inkosi yiNkosi ngabantu. That is to say, a chief is only a chief because of the people that make them a chief.

The announcement was made by town clerk Christopher Dube who added that street naming will be introduced in suburbs such as Mahatshula, Parklands East Extension, Emhlangeni, Harrisvale, Lochview, Sunninghill, Manningdale, Marvel, Newton, Neqi, Selborne Park, Willsgroove, Buena Vista and Donnington West. 

The names will be based on Nguni chieftaincy surnames and totems. 

Chiefs such as Chief Khayisa, Chief Tshitshi, Chief Nkalakatha, Chief Nyangazonke, Chief Bhidi, Chief Sikhobokhobo, Chief Mabhikwa among others will have streets named after them. 

Ndiweni is currently in the United Kingdom (UK) in self-imposed exile after being persecuted by the Zanu PF regime. 

The renaming of the streets is guided by an 8 August 1990 resolution where the council adopted guidelines for naming of public features including streets. 

More: Pindula News; NewZimbabwe

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8 Comments

Asalif 4 months ago

Ndiweni you won't get tired why don't you just come back to Zimbabwe if you are much concerned about this country , if you are not coming to vote then s hut the fu ck up


Asalif 4 months ago

I am a freaking demon 😈

wiw 4 months ago

i want to speak awful before Munangagwa and Zanu pf
so that i can be accommodated in UK or American


Steven Chidhumo 4 months ago

Am sure you are aware why he doesn't come back home, by the way to you know that he virtually works even he is in the UK and is in contact with his subjects. The only people you should be concerned are the G40 guys, they have done extensive damage to our beloved country unlike Chief Ndiweni. Chief Ndiweni is for the people by the people. Inkosi yiNkosi ngabantu.


Mujibha 4 months ago

No. 10 Downing Street. Selling out to the country to the British like Lobengula.

Machiavelli 4 months ago

Bayethe Nkosi ⚔

VA ELDER FIEND 4 months ago

This is the proper way for analysts, they must comment while they are far away from the Holy country Zimbabwe. There will come a time when all of you negative Pindula commentators will be commenting from far away countries because of great fear of us. Most of you will run to Kenya, Mocambique, Ukraine, Iraq, Oman,Libyia,Somalia,Ethophia etc😂😂😂😈😈😈


Chimboti Pizza 4 months ago

@VA ELDER FIEND nei usinganditye iwe, zvawataura zvinogona kungonyombesa

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