BCC To Rename Mispelled Names Of Suburbs In Bulawayo

BCC To Rename Mispelled Names Of Suburbs In Bulawayo
Published: 2016 March 04 08:49:54 (3454 Views)


THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has rolled out its plan to correct misspellings of some streets and suburbs in the City.

The matter was brought to light after a resident, Khumbulani Maphosa, wrote a letter saying the wrong spellings were "linguistically and culturally wrong".

White settlers who ran the council before Independence in 1980 were responsible for the naming of suburbs and signage which typically carried misspelt words in the local language.

Maphosa in his letter identified some of the suburbs whose names were misspelt as Mpopoma, Nketa, Makokoba, Pelandaba, Pumula, Lobengula, Kumalo, Masiyepambili and Matsheumhlope.

Maphosa said they should be changed to Mpophoma, Makhokhoba, Phelandaba, Phumula, Lobhengula, Khumalo, Masiyephambili and Matsh’amhlophe.

He said the misspelt names symbolised colonial disrespect of the Ndebele language and culture, and the BCC had to make a policy decision to have the names corrected.

Maphosa said colonial errors should be revisited and corrected to restore honour to Ndebele people.







- Chronicle
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Anonymous user 2016 March 05 13:29:16
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Anonymous user 2016 March 05 11:40:04
What needs to be fixed are their records we have always said the names correctly vele siwabiza Phumula Khumalo etc
Anonymous user 2016 March 04 21:36:35
What a waste of money and effort this would be
Anonymous user 2016 March 04 21:30:54
Been long overdue, it took one wise man to realise something is wrong. Give that man a BellsKhumbulani Maphosa