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Zimbabwe has announced plans to rename some streets across the country after President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

The said plan was approved by the country’s cabinet and forms part of proposed new names for streets and buildings.

The Herald reports that the new names will affect “roads, places and Government buildings in Harare, Bulawayo and other towns across the country.

It further reported that it is part of a “deliberate effort to foster unity, while reflecting on the country’s history and identity.”

Other people to be honoured include Botswana’s former President Sir Seretse Khama and Angola’s former President Agostinho Neto.

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“Cabinet noted that through the process of naming, every community or society defines its identity and culture, tells its history, and espouses its values, beliefs, norms and world view,” acting Information Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu is said to have told journalists on Thursday.

Outrage over renaming

But not many Zimbabweans are happy with the plan and move to rename streets at this time.

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Source: Africafeeds.com

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