Council to vote on Table Bay Boulevard renaming

The proposed renaming of Table Bay Boulevard has attracted a lot of criticism.

Table Bay Boulevard in Cape Town as seen from the R27 bridge. Picture: Google Earth.

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town's City Council will vote this week on whether to rename Table Bay Boulevard after former President FW de Klerk.

Last year, several prominent Capetonians, inlcuding Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, wrote to the mayor asking for the name change.

Mayoral spokesperson Pierrinne Leukes say a report by the City's naming committee will be tabled on Wednesday.

"The merits and the details of the proposal are going to be discussed by council and then council will either approve or reject the renaming proposal."

The African National Congress and Congress of South African Trade Unions are opposed to the move.

Meanwhile, South Africans also took to social network Twitter to voice their opinions on the matter.

10 years ago Tata called Dumisa Ntsebeza and Terry Bell "wayward boys" for publicly opposing the renaming of Wale Street after FW De Klerk.

I would honestly rather have a Lindiwe Mazibuko Boulevard than a De Klerk one. At least Mazibuko Blvd will get you to Harvard.

Sure, give #DeKlerk a road. And put up a plaque noting he told @camanpour that under apartheid blacks "were not disenfranchised, they voted"

FW De Klerk refused to admit apartheid as a concept was immoral & wrong yet DA CT wants to name a street after him