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.

City/Town

Present Name

Proposed Name

Harare

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

Road

 

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

 

 

 

City/Town

Present Name

Proposed New Name

Bulawayo

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

Chinhoyi

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

Gweru

3rd Street

Richard Hove Street

 

6th Street

Nikita Mangena Street

 

7th Street

Joshua Nkomo Street

 

Moffat Drive

Simon Muzenda Drive

Mutare

Aerodrome Road

Kumbirai Kangai Road

 

First Street

Maurice Nyagumbo Street

 

Second Street

Moven Mahachi Street

 

Jelf Road

Edgar Tekere Road

Masvingo

Bradburn Street

Sheba Tavarwisa Street

 

Robertson Street

Eddison Zvobgo Street

 

Hofmeyer Street

Simon Muzenda Street

 

Hellet Street

Shuvai Mahofa Street

 

 

City/Town

Present Name

Proposed Name

Kwekwe

A5 Road

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Road

Chinhoyi

Chinhoyi –Chegutu  Road

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Road

Gweru

Main Street

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Street

Chipinge

Main Street

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Street

Bindura

Etherton Road

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Road

Mutare

Edgar Peacock Road

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Road

Chegutu

Henry Hartley Road

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Road

Masvingo

Hughes Street

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Street

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