The suburb was built in the 1950s as an "elite African community". The 1930 Land Apportionment Act which designated urban land for whites, meant that land for Pelandaba and Pumula was leased from the city. An economic boom in the early 1950s resulted in jobs and wages (including for blacks) increasing. And labour unrest in the late 1940s showed a more stable social situation was needed - better housing in better neighborhoods.
The suburb proved successful enough in attracting the African elite (including such notables as Joshua Nkomo), and became "the trendiest black community in Bulawayo"; by 1957 its houses rivaled those of expensive white neighborhoods. 
In 2007, the population was almost 30 000.
Joshua Nkomo had a house there.
Pelandaba is a suburb of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. It houses Sizane Secondary School, Induba Primary School and the house of late Joshua Nkomo, the former leader of Zimbabwe's African Peoples Union.
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