Zimbabwe/4 update information

11/11/2019 13:07

Written by Bradt Travel Guides

On 21 November, 2019, the government of Zimbabwe resolved to rename several roads and streets across the country. The new names commemorate deceased national heroes and their allies from the liberation struggle of the 1970s, with eight across the country renamed after the sitting president Emmerson Mnangagwa. Their reasoning is that such a drastic and unnecessarily confusing change will foster unity and promote a better sense of patriotic identity. While these new names will take a long time to be accurately reflected in maps and signage across Zimbabwe, we thought it prudent to provide an update as fast as possible for the convenience of visitors to the country who could be left high and dry otherwise. In any case it is going to make navigating the towns and cities into a tongue-twisting riddle as people get used to the new reality.


Present Name

Proposed Name


Speke Avenue

Agostinho Neto Avenue


Angwa Street

Sir Seretse Khama Street


3rd Street

Patrice Lumumba Street


Selous Avenue

John Landa Nkomo Avenue


Cameron Street

Joseph Msika Street


7thStreet, Chancellor and Borrowdale Roads

Liberation Legacy Way


Enterprise Road

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Road


From Airport to Manyame Air Base

Josiah Tungamirai Drive


Kirkman Drive

 Solomon Mujuru Drive


Dieppe Road

Vitalis Zvinavashe Road


Charter Road

Fidel Castro Road


Innez Terrace

Mayor Urimbo Terrace


Fife Avenue

Leonid Brezhnev Street


Rotten Row

Abdel Gamal Nasser Road


Central Avenue

Ahmed Ben Bella Avenue


South Avenue

Guy Clutton-Brock Avenue


First Street

First Street Mall


Lomagundi Road starting from Upper East Road right up to the Westgate Circle

Nemakonde Way


From Westgate Circle to New Parliament Precinct

Chairman Mao Boulevard


Upper East Road

Charles Dauramanzi



Pennefather Avenue

Amoth Chingombe Avenue


Wheelby Road

Ackim Ndlovu Road


Wynne Street

Zidube Ranch Battle Street


Orr Street

Kavalamanja Battle Street


Grant Street

Altena Farm Battle Street


Drummond Chaplin Street

Sipolilo Battle Street


Rudd Street

Kantibhai Patel Street


Rezende Street

Julia Zvobgo Street


Milton Avenue

Leopold Takawira Avenue


Livingstone Avenue

Oliver Tambo Avenue


Park Lane

Jomo Kenyatta Lane


Cecil Rhodes Drive

Willie Musarurwa Drive


Allan Wilson Rd

Mgagao Camp Road


Blakiston Street

Joseph Culverwell Street


Baines Avenue

Herbert Ushewokunze Avenue


Golden Stairs Road

Solomon Mutswairo Road


Quendon Drive

Eddison Zvobgo Drive


Lorraine Drive

Mama Mafuyana Drive


West Road

Sunny Takawira Road


Argyle Road

Sydney Malunga Road


The Chase

Sikwili Moyo Street


Frank Johnson Avenue

Zororo Duri Avenue


Maguire Avenue

Lizart Sibanda Avenue





Present Name

Proposed New Name


9th Avenue

Simon Muzenda Avenue


12th Avenue

Joseph Msika Avenue


6th Avenue up to end of 6th Avenue Extension

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Way


8th Avenue

Liberation Legacy Avenue


3rd Avenue

Nelson Kutshwekhaya (N.K.) Ndlovu Avenue


4th Avenue through to 7th Street up to King George

John Landa Nkomo  Avenue


5th Avenue

Maria Msika Avenue


1st Avenue

Lazarus Nkala Avenue


10th Avenue

Nikita Mangena Avenue


11th Avenue

Daniel Madzimbamuto Avenue


13th Avenue to include Anthony Taylor Ave

Clement Muchachi Road


14th Avenue

George Nyandoro Avenue


Connaught Avenue

Cephas Cele Avenue


Cecil Avenue continuing up to Wellington Road

Albert Nxele Way


Fife Street and Queens Road

Queen Lozikeyi Street


Collenbrander Avenue

Lookout Masuku Avenue


Doncaster Road

 Sikanjaya Muntanga Road


Fort Street through to Bellevue Road up to Plumtree Road.

Benjamin Burombo Street


Vic Falls Road

Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road


23rd Avenue

Jairos Jiri Avenue


North Drive

Felix Muchemwa Drive


Mid Way

Bernard Chidzero Way


Park Street

Ariston Chambati Street


Montrose Road

Nathan Shamuyarira Road


Command Street

George Nyandoro Street


Mashonic Lane

Sarudzai Chinamaropa (aka Isaac Mukusa) Lane


3rd Street

Richard Hove Street


6th Street

Nikita Mangena Street


7th Street

Joshua Nkomo Street


Moffat Drive

Simon Muzenda Drive


Aerodrome Road

Kumbirai Kangai Road


First Street

Maurice Nyagumbo Street


Second Street

Moven Mahachi Street


Jelf Road

Edgar Tekere Road


Bradburn Street

Sheba Tavarwisa Street


Robertson Street

Eddison Zvobgo Street


Hofmeyer Street

Simon Muzenda Street


Hellet Street

Shuvai Mahofa Street




Present Name

Proposed Name


A5 Road

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Road


Chinhoyi –Chegutu  Road

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Road


Main Street

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Street


Main Street

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Street


Etherton Road

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Road


Edgar Peacock Road

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Road


Henry Hartley Road

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Road


Hughes Street

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Street

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