MASVINGO – Masvingo City Council is proposing that Hofmeyer Street, the third busiest road in the CBD be renamed after democracy and human rights defender and icon, Morgan Richard Tsvangirai.
The motion was moved by youthful MDC-T councillor for ward 4, Godfrey Kurauone during a full council meeting held at the council chambers on Tuesday.
The matter was referred to the Health and Housing Committee for further deliberations and Kurauone was asked to bring a written draft motion.
Tsvangirai who is undoubtedly the most outstanding opposition leader to confront Zanu PF died in February this year after a protracted battle with colon cancer. His death did for the first time unite all politicians across the board who paid tribute to his immense contribution in the fight for democracy in Zimbabwe.
However, some Zanu PF councillors opposed the motion during the full council.
Presenting the motion, Kurauone said Tsvangirai fought for the enduring values of democracy, human rights, justice, transparency and accountability.
“There can never be a better way way to immortalise them than to name one of the streets after their lifelong advocate in the person of Dr Richard Morgan Tsvangirai. His death brought the whole nation together across political divide as both friends and the political foes came together to mourn the loss of a national leader,” said Kurauone.