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Harare mulls Tsvangirai honour

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THE Harare City Council (HCC) is mulling bestowing Freedom of the City honours to Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and Vice-President Joice Mujuru in recognition of their roles in Zimbabwe.

REPORT BY MOSES MATENGA STAFF REPORTER

Councillor Herbert Gomba made the proposal during a council meeting on Thursday, saying the two deserved the honour in view of their contribution to Harare through sourcing funds for development of the city.

Gomba said the two had to be recognised alongside David Samudzimu and Mike Davies who started resident associations in the city.

“The freedom of the city should be given to Tsvangirai and Mujuru, the reason being that they have worked well in sourcing funds from China and India and represented the city well out of the country,” Gomba said.

“Their efforts have led to the development of the city and encouraged residents’ participation in the affairs of the local authority.”

Freedom of the City is an honour bestowed by municipalities to esteemed members of its community and organisations. Mayor Muchadeyi Masunda said Gomba’s suggestion was important and should be taken through proper channels for consideration. Harare recently clashed with Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo over its proposal to name streets after the late Prime Minister’s wife Susan Tsvangirai, the late Retired General Solomon Mujuru, educationist Walter Kamba and Chief Justice Enoch Dumbutshena.

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