Harare International airport should be named after Mugabe


Harare international airport

ZANU PF Harare provincial leadership met Sunday and resolved that Harare International Airport should be named after President Robert Mugabe.

The suggestion is part of the meeting’s resolutions that will be presented at the Zanu PF conference this week in the resort town of Victoria Falls.

Zanu PF Harare province’s political commissar Shadreck Mashayamombe said this is not new since another airport in Bulawayo is named after the late vice president Joshua Nkomo.

He added: “We resolved that Harare International Airport be named after President Robert Mugabe.

“Like in South Africa, they have OR Tambo International Airport named after former president of the African National Congress, the late Oliver Tambo.

“The airport was originally known as Jan Smuts International Airport after that country’s former leader.”

It was renamed Johannesburg International Airport in 1994 when the new South African government implemented a national policy of not naming airports after politicians but the policy was later reversed in 2006.

If the Harare province resolution is passed this will be the second time the airport will be renamed. It was originally known as Salisbury Airport but was renamed Harare International Airport after independence in 1980.

The Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Airport was originally known as Bulawayo airport.

The country has other five airports that are named after their towns such as Victoria Falls, Kariba, Mutare and Hwange airports.

Almost every city and town in the country has a road or street or avenue named after President Mugabe. Newzimbabwe.com

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