NEW SUBURB ENGLISH NAME SPARKS OUTRAGE


A new suburb in Chiredzi has been given an English name – Melbourne Park, sparking outrage. Chiredzi West Member of Parliament, Farai Musikavanhu slammed the council’s decision.

"These councillors failed to establish a traditional name for our medium density and chose an English one, Melbourne Park. Is that really possible? Are they serious about preserving our cultural heritage?" Musikavanhu told crowds gathered at Tshovani Stadium for a youth-themed service meeting.

But Cllr Ropafadzo Makumire who is Chiredzi Town Council deputy chairperson, fumed and hit back at the MP.

"We were all voted into office MP, it’s never good to mock others in front of the same electorate which voted you in office.”

According to TellZim News many people have criticised council’s name saying it reflected mental colonialism and an ingrained inferiority complex.

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