Pretoria will become Tshwane - mayor
Pretoria - By the end of 2012 Pretoria will be renamed Tshwane, irrespective of the cost or opposition to the move, mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa has said.
Ramokgopa said Pretoria's name change, as well as changing the names of 21 streets to those of struggle heroes, would happen before the end of 2012, the Pretoria News reported on Tuesday.
"We are going to be resolute and stubborn in ensuring that our history is recorded correctly because our brave heroes paid the ultimate price," he was quoted as saying.
He spoke on Monday at the unveiling of the names of 13 victims - who were shot dead during a 1985 protest against high rents – on the city's Wall of Names at Freedom Park.
Ramokgopa said he did not care about what the media reported about the costs related to the name changes as no amount of money was too much for "recording history correctly".