This article is about the township. For the parliamentary constituency, see Makokoba (Parliament constituency)
The suburb is named after the actions of Mr Fallon, the Native Commissioner, who used walk around with a stick. The name comes from the word "ukukhokhoba" which in the local Ndebele language means "bending and walking with a stick'. It was referring to Mr Fallon as “the little old man who walks with a stick”. The word actually describes the noise of the stick hitting the ground ko-ko-ko or the doors.
After independence the first councillor of the township was Nicholas Joel Mabodoko of ZAPU and the first member of parliament for the constituency was Sidney Malunga of Zapu.
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