The High Court of Zimbabwe has blocked President Emmerson Mnangagwa from renaming 6th Avenue in Bulawayo after himself.

Justice Max Takuva observed that the imposition of street names on the local authority without consultations was unlawful.

The street was to be renamed Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Way.


The Ministry of Local Government and Public Works had through Statutory Instrument 167 of 2020 ordered municipalities in Bulawayo, Harare, Chipinge, Gweru, Masvingo, Bindura, Chegutu, Kwekwe, Mutare to have roads named after Mnangagwa, and several other suggested liberation personalities.

The Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) then sued Local Government Minister July Moyo and the city council last year resulting in Justice Max Takuva denying the president that honour.