The Gauteng Department of Transport MEC, Ismail Vadi, announced that William Nicol Drive is set to be named after Winnie Madikizela-Mandela during his speech at the 2018 Gauteng Transport Month launch. This comes a few days after the City of Johannesburg conferred the struggle stalwart with the status of Freedom of the City. The MEC shared that the renaming of the road was part of the government’s to honour those who contributed to the struggle for freedom.
The MEC shared “We have noted that the City of Johannesburg had resolved last Thursday that William Nicol Drive be renamed Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Drive and the Emfuleni Council has recommended that the R82 be named in honour of Duma Nokwe. These recommendations will be processed by the Gauteng and National Geographic Names Councils for final decision-making.”
So well deserved!