The city has had 5 Recipients of Freedom of the City.
|Name||Date of Resolution||Date of Conferment|
|1||Hon. Robert Gabriel Mugabe, MP, then Prime minister of Zimbabwe||20 Nov 1985||27 Jul 1986|
|2||Bulawayo District - Zimbabwe National Army||2 Mar 1988||3 Mar 1989|
|3||No. 1 Brigade - Zimbabwe National Army||2 Mar 1988||3 Mar 1989|
|4||Hon, Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo, M P, Vice President of Zimbabwe||6 Jun 1990||27 Feb 1992|
|5||Hon, Joseph Msika, MP, Vice President of Zimbabwe|