By Yolanda Moyo
The City of Bulawayo celebrated 126 years since its declaration as a town on the 1st of June in 1894.
Our news crew took to the streets of the country’s second-largest city for their views on what they love about Bulawayo.
The city of Kings and Queens, Ko Ntuthu ziyathunqa,Ko mfazi Ushayindoda as Bulawayo is affectionately known is regarded as Zimbabwe’s cultural hub.
It is home to talented artistes and most of Zimbabwe’s renowned sports personalities such as Football legend, Peter Ndlovu and Former Cricketer, Heath Streak.
As if to confirm the obvious vibe and buzz in the streets are amazing.
“What l love about uBulawayo is ubuntu that is there. Abantu bako Bulawayo are people who love each other despite language differences. Bulawayo has a number of artistes that have taken our culture abroad. Look at groups such as IYASA, Isingizi emnyana, Nobuntu, Vusa Makhaya to name a few. Bulawayo is the cleanest city in the country lokho akubuzwa njalo weare known for having wide roads in the country,” they said.
The city of Bulawayo is also popular because of its hospitality and diverse culture.
The statue of the Late Father Zimbabwe, Dr Joshua Nkomo has become a lasting symbol of the identity of the City.
The story of Bulawayo is not complete without the mentioning Barbourfields stadium popularly known as Emagumeni and Highlanders football club.
This year’s celebrations are taking place online due to the novel Coronavirus with a number of events from Wednesday to Friday.
Bulawayo was declared a town by Dr Leander Starr Jameson on the 1st of June 1894 and attained city status in 1943.
City of Bulawayo turns 126
By Yolanda Moyo