Uproar in Zimbabwe as President Mnangagwa renames roads after international heroes

Uproar in Zimbabwe as President Mnangagwa renames roads after international heroes

- The decision of government of Zimbabwe to rename roads after national and international heroes has sparked uproar in the country

- Citizens in the country, reacting to the news said that there are important things like economy, justice, health and corruption to be looked into

- International figures to be honoured include Fidel Castro of Cuba, former Soviet Union's Leonid Brezhnev and Mao Zedong of China

Zimbabweans have vehemently rejected to the recent renaming of major roads in the country after some prominent national and international figures.

Citizens in the country reacted to the development saying that the president should concern himself with salvaging the nation from its present economic constraints instead of changing names of streets and roads, BBC reports.

Some of such late nationals who were thus honoured were known to have fought in guerrilla war of the 1970s against white-minority rule before Zimbabwe finally gained independence.

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Also names of famous buildings, streets and roads are to be changed to those of heroes such as Patrice Lumumba of Congo, Jomo Kenyatta and Abdel Gamal Nasser.

Other international figures included in the list are Fidel Castro of Cuba, former Soviet Union's Leonid Brezhnev and Mao Zedong of China.

This has triggered a lot of heated reactions from nationals in the county some of whom were saying on Twitter that this move by the government cannot put food on its citizens' tables.

Others said that there are important things for the leadership to look into, such as making sure the justice system works for the people, eradicating corruption and fixing the health system.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that ahead of the final burial of the former president of Zimbabwe, Rober Mugabe, the Nigeria's vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, arrived the country on the morning of Saturday, September 14.

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Legit.ng gathered that the former African leader and first post-independence president of Zimbabwe, died at the age of 95.

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