Vincent Kompany’s Dad Elected Belgium’s First Black Mayor
Pierre Kompany, father of Manchester City skipper, Vincent Kompany, has been elected the first ever black mayor in Belgium.
Kompany topped the poll for the municipality of Ganshoren in Brussels, earning him the title of mayor.
He arrived in Belgium in 1975 as a refugee from what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.
He became active in politics in 2006 as a councillor, and took a seat in the Brussels regional parliament.
Vincent and his brother Francois, who plays for Belgian side KSV Roeselare, congratulated their father in an Instagram post shared with Vincent’s 1.6 million followers.
“History! We are so proud of you dad,” he wrote.
“He’s the first black mayor in Belgium – it’s never happened before, it’s historic…. congratulations to my dad!” Vincent said.
On his Instagram post, Vincent added: “It was long overdue but it’s progress. Massive congrats!”