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Masvingo District

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Masvingo District

Great Zimbabwe ruins, found in the district close to the city of Masvingo
Great Zimbabwe ruins, found in the district close to the city of Masvingo
Districts of Masvingo Province
Districts of Masvingo Province
Masvingo constituency seats for the 2008 elections, showing the division of MAsvingo (District)
Masvingo constituency seats for the 2008 elections, showing the division of MAsvingo (District)
Country Zimbabwe
Province Masvingo
District Masvingo
Established late 19th Century
Population (2002)
 • Total 265 000
  estimate (UN)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+1)

Masvingo District encampases metropolitan Masvingo, in Masvingo Province in southern Zimbabwe. The district boasts of the Great Zimbabwe National Monument among its list of tourist attractions. Lake Kyle is also nearby. The people in the district are mostly rural, communal farmers. Mushandike Co-op. is found in the district, in which the villagers use the water from Tokwe River to irrigate their patches of land. Ngomahuru Hospital which is the second largest Psychiatric hospital in the country (after Ingutsheni) is also located.

Government & Politics

General Elections 2008

The district has been divided into fives sectors for the general elections of 2008. Candidates from both the MDC and ZANU-PF and independents will compete for the five constituency seats available and winners will go on to represent the district in Zimbabwe's new House of Assembly

Magogo Andrew (Independent), Mhere Edward (Zanu-PF), Chitando Jefferson (MDC Tsvangirai), Mukwazhe Munodei (ZDP), Mutume Mike (UPP) are vying for the Masvingo central seat, while in the north seat there is Mudenge Stan (Zanu-PF), Chidhodha Alois Makamure (UPP), Mutemere Wilstss (MDC Tsvangirai), Gobo Simbarashe (Independent) and to the south there is Chinoda Willington (Independent), Mzembi Walter (Zanu-PF), nad Matongo Lovemore (MDC Tsvangirai). In Masvingo urban, there is Mudzume Joburg (MDC Mutambara), Joosbie Omar (Zanu-PF), Tavarera Tinashe (UPP), Matutu Tongai (MDC Tsvangirai) and to there west there is Mbudzi Kudzai (Independent), Shava Jephias (UPP), Mbetu Jabulani (Zanu-PF), and Mharadza Tachiona (MDC Tsvangirai)[1]

See also


  1. ^ Candidate List [1](accessed 18 February 2008)

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