Tafadzwa "Taffy" Chikoto Elected First Ever Black Mayor of Corby, England

After living in Corby, Northamptonshire, England for nearly 17 years, Zimbabwe-born Councillor Tafadzwa "Taffy" Chikoto, 45 was elected as the town's first-ever black Mayor succeeding the previous mayor, Councillor Lawrence Ferguson at a meeting at the Corby Cube - Northamptonshire Town Council headquarters. Chikoto, known to many as Taffy, served as deputy mayor last year.

Tafadzwa "Taffy" Chikoto Image by Northants Telegraph

According to the Corby Town Council website Tafadzwa "Taffy" Chikoto "comes from a Christian background" and has "a passion for empowering youth from underprivileged backgrounds".

“It’s an honour being elected mayor in a foreign land and it’s a huge honour being able to represent the community. It means a lot being elected as the first-ever black mayor in Corby. People are moving on and times are changing, which is great. It’s exciting for the community. Everyone can feel included, this is not just for me. I feel native to Corby. Having lived here now for as long as I have, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I want to give young people purpose and create opportunities for them.” says Tafadzwa "Taffy" Chikoto in a statement.

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