Thursday, September 16, 2021

Tungamirayi, Zvinavashe, Zvobgo honoured in new street names

                                               The late Vitalis Zvinavashe 


Josiah Tungamirai, V. G Musungwa and E.J.M Zvobgo are among the street names that residents in the
developing suburb of Clipsham Views will see if current naming proposals by
City of Masvingo’s health, housing and environmental services committee are
E.J.M Zvobgo stands for
Eddison Jonas Mudadirwa Zvobgo who died in August 2003 at the age of 68. He served
as in defferent cabinet portfolios as Member of Parliament (MP) for
Masvingo South for many years after independence.
Tungamirai, who died in
August 2005 at the age of 56, was a retired air chief marshal who commanded the
Air Force of Zimbabwe until 1992 when he was replaced by Perence Shiri. He
later served as Gutu North MP and as a cabinet minister.
V.G Musungwa is short
for Vitalis Gava Musungwa Zvinavashe who died in March 2009 at the age of 65.
Zvinavashe, who hailed from Bikita, took over as Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF)
commander from the now late Solomon Mujuru in July 1994 and served until his
retirement in December 2003.
All the three men
fought in the liberation struggle in their different capacities and were
members of the ruling Zanu PF party.
Other heroes like Sheba
Tavarwisa, T.T Zawaira, Helen McGhie and E. Nkala have also had their names included on the list.
Residents can also
expect to see such street names as Rupiza, Maheu, Geja, Ndari, Mbambaira,
Chirugu, Bonga, Nhanga, Rukukwe and Gangauta.
“The names were
suggested by the Infrastructural Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ)…. The committee
agreed to add four other names namely Alois Chaimiti, Joshua Femias Foroma
Chakabuda, Francis Aphiri and Daniel Muchuchuti,” read part of the committee’s
IDBZ and Gorge Safaris
are the developers of the Clipsham Views residential stands.

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