East London to be renamed soon — and it’s likely to be Gompo

Even though East London had a Xhosa name, eMonti, the now proposed East London name change is KuGompo.
Even though East London had a Xhosa name, eMonti, the now proposed East London name change is KuGompo.
Image: GRAHAM TIMMS

Port Elizabeth is history. The biggest metro in the province is now called Gqeberha. East London is next.

Metro residents are likely to soon awake in Gompo — the name awaiting the signature of arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa, according to provincial arts and culture MEC Fezeka Nkomonye.

She said a welter of name changes which kicked in on Tuesday were being done in the name of transformation.

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