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The Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Metro is calling for the name Gqeberha to be reversed.

The Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Metro is calling for the name to Gqeberha to be reversed to Port Elizabeth. Mr Bhanga says he has engaged with his legal team regarding the matter. He said he had recently wrote a letter to the Ministers of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa over reversing name.

Mr Bhanga says he is not opposing the name but the name has no history over the people of Nelson Mandela Metro and the name should portray an inclusive society.

Mr Bhanga continues to say the name doesn't have any meaning to isiXhosas.The name 's origin is from Khoi Khoi language. Most people in this town of Gqeberha are Xhosas.

The municipality has once expressed it's views for the name to be changed to Mandela city not Gqeberha.He said they still have 20 days to respond to this name.Mr Bhanga says he is consulting with his legal team and also with in people who are involved in names in languages to guide them in this situation he concluded.

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