Victoria Falls elects new young leadership
In a recent city council meeting, Victoria Falls chose two young Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leaders to guide the municipality. Prince Thuso Dilelihle Moyo, a youthful councillor from Ward 7, was elected Mayor. He will be assisted by Lungile Nyoni as Deputy Mayor.
Cllr Moyo and Nyoni were elected unopposed after some initial delays in the meeting. Several councillors from the Citizens Coalition for Change CCC party had been in closed-door talks with their leadership.
As the youngest member of council, this is Cllr Moyo’s second term representing the city after his initial election in 2018. He holds a Diploma in Business Management and is Managing Director of Platform Trading and Fruit and Vegetable Market.
Cllr Nyoni completed secondary school in Tsholotsho and now works as a host at Shearwater Adventures’ Flight of Angels and runs Rush Hour Butcheries, shop and bottle store. He too is serving his second term after first being voted in 2018.
Cllr Nyoni commented that advocating for youth inclusion in decision-making will be a focus during his time as Deputy Mayor. Both leaders exemplify the next generation stepping into leadership positions.
The youthful Mr. Moyo and Cllr Nyoni aim to guide Victoria Falls with a fresh perspective. Their elections show a commitment to empowering new voices and ensuring the city’s leadership reflects its diverse population. With experience and drive, the pair appear well-equipped to steer Victoria Falls forward into the future.