Vincent Kompany
Vincent Kompany

Vincent Kompany's father elected as Belgium's first black mayor

ANI | Updated: Oct 16, 2018 14:10 IST

Brussels [Belgium], Oct 16 (ANI): Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany's father Pierre Kompany has become the first black mayor in Belgium.
Pierre's party, Humanist Democratic Centre (CDH), has topped the municipal elections in Ganshoren, which is a Dutch and French speaking suburb, CNN reported.
Celebrating the appointment, Vincent posted a video on his Instagram and wrote, "History! We are so proud of you dad. Came over from the DR Congo, as a refugee, in 1975. Now gained the trust of your local community becoming the first ever black elected mayor in Belgium! It was long overdue but it's progress. Massive congrats!"

In the video, the Belgian footballer can be seen with his brother Francois, who plays for Belgian side KSV Roeselare. Congratulating their father, Vincent and Francois said that they are happy over this development.
"He is the first black mayor in Brussels. It has never happened before. It's historic. We are all happy. Congratulations to my dad," they said in the video.
Pierre Kompany had arrived in Belgium as a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1975.(ANI)