Mzilikazi High School is a Government-maintained F1 (i.e. academic) Secondary School named in recognition of the founding Ndebele King Mzilikazi the founder of the Ndebele Nation.

Background

Mzilikazi High School also known locally, in Ndebele as eMgandane, is a Government-maintained F1 (i.e. academic) Secondary School named in recognition of the founding Ndebele King Mzilikazi the founder of the Ndebele Nation. The School is in the City of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, located along the Old Falls Road (i.e. road that used to link the city of Bulawayo with the Victoria Falls. It is only a stone's throw away from the famous Mpilo Central Hospital of Bulawayo. Mzilikazi High School is physically located between Greenspan Suburb (and Cemetery) and Mzilikazi Township. In the history of the Ndebele Kingdom, it is fitting that Mzilikazi High School draws most of its students from local feeder primary schools named after other Ndebele Royal Luminaries, such as Mzilikazi himself; his son, Lobengula; Lobengula's Queen, Lozikeyi and other leaders such as Lotshe. Thus, notable primary schools whose ex-pupils proceed onto Mzilikazi High School for secondary school education include, Mzilikazi Primary School, Lobengula Primary School, Lotshe Primary School, Lozikeyi Primary School. Others include St. Patrick's Primary School and St. Columbus Primary School. Mzilikazi High School is well known for its excellent academic achievements and sporting excellence. Mzilikazi boys football team have won the COPA Coca-Cola Tournament four times at National level having been the winners of the debut Tournament in 1989 as well as 1993, 1999, and 2001, Mzilikazi High School holds the highest number of COPA Coca-Cola wins in the whole of Bulawayo.[1]

Notable Alumni

Some of Zimbabwe's top footballers were groomed here like Peter Ndlovu (who has played for Coventry City FC, Birmingham City FC, Huddersfield FC and currently plying his trade in South Africa as the team manager of Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club), the late Benjamin Konjera and the late Adam Ndlovu.

Yvonne Vera the late internationally recognised novelist and Prof Welshman Ncube (Law professor and prominent opposition politician) are also alumni. NoViolet Bulawayo, the famous novelist, also attended this school. There are many students who were groomed from Mgandane that are not mentioned that are well established.

References

  1. [1], Bulawayo 24 News, Published: 14 June, 2018 , Accessed: 05 February, 2020