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BCC past Mayors

Bulawayo recently elected a new mayor, 35-year-old City lawyer, Solomon Mguni, representing the MDC Alliance party.

We take a look at the city`s past mayors since 1980.

The first black Mayor for the City of Bulawayo was the late Naison Khutshwekhaya Ndlovu, who took office in 1981 and served until 1983.

He has left a legacy of advocating for sitting tenants to be allowed to buy the council houses they had been renting for many years. This move saw the residents who had been renting homes in Mzilikazi and Makokoba since the early 1940s being given the houses on the basis that they had already paid off the money through rentals.

From 1981-1988, the Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU) dominated the mayoral post, with ZANU-PF taking over the levers of power from 1988 to 2000.

Since then the opposition Movement for Democratic (MDC) in its various formations has dominated council.

Since independence, there has never been a female Mayor in the city

Timeline

2018
07/09/2018

Solomon Mguni

Solomon Mguni
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2013
10/01/2013

Martin Moyo

Martin Moyo
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2008
10/02/2008

Patrick Thaba-Moyo 

Patrick Thaba-Moyo 
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2001
03/09/2001

Japhet Ndabeni Ncube     

Japhet Ndabeni Ncube     
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1996
10/02/1996

Abel Siwela   

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1993
10/01/1993

Joshua Malinga 

Joshua Malinga 
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1992
10/02/1992

Israel Gadhlula

Israel Gadhlula                                      1992-1993             ZANU–PF Related
1991
10/02/1991

Nelson Sidanile 

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1990
10/01/1990

Dennis Ndlovu

Dennis Ndlovu
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1989
10/02/1989

A. L. Ncube   

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1988
10/02/1988

Jareth Ndlovu

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1985
10/02/1985

Nicholas Mabodoko

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1983
10/02/1983

Enos Mdlongwa

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1981
10/01/1981

Naison Khutshwekhaya Ndlovu

Naison Khutshwekhaya Ndlovu
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