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This article is about the district. For the city, see Masvingo. For the province, see Masvingo Province.
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[edit]

General Elections 2008[edit]

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[edit]


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

Coordinates: 20°30′S 31°00′E / 20.500°S 31.000°E / -20.500; 31.000

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32 news items


Sun, 12 Jul 2015 17:00:00 -0700

Also on the list of prospective beneficiaries is Mr John Boland of Masvingo district who is a "pedigree" bulls producer together with a dairy farmer, Mrs Yvonne Goddard, who also hails from the same district. Another dairy farmer, Mr Johannes Nel of ...

Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America
Sun, 24 May 2015 02:05:25 -0700

MAPAKOMHERE, Zimbabwe — The village mosque is easy to spot, a modest one-story structure not far from the main road, just a little nicer and larger than the surrounding homes. “There is one in every Lemba town,” said Modreck Maeresera, coordinator of ...
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:18:45 -0800

MAYOR Hubert Fidze is among the targets as the MDC-T Masvingo district executive has resolved to recall some of its councilors accusing them of crossing the floor and joining the MDC Renewal Team. MDC-T Masvingo district secretary Robert ...

The Herald

The Herald
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:54:37 -0700

“The Masvingo district lands committee is indeed investigating some traditional leaders accused of conducting illegal land sales in former commercial farming areas, but it is too early for me to say much because the matter is still under investigation ...

The Zimbabwean

The Zimbabwean
Tue, 20 Oct 2015 21:52:30 -0700

At least 1000 families under chief Charumbira in Masvingo district are resisting eviction to pave way for a cement manufacturing company, arguing they will suffer the same fate as the Tokwe Mukosi flood victims who are living like" wild animals" after ...


Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:00:50 -0700

Mushandike High School will be the place to be in Masvingo district where nine schools will clash in the tournament. Schools that have qualified from different zones include Mutendi High, Bere, Masvingo Christian, Mapanzure, Victoria High, Daitai ...
ZimEye - Zimbabwe News
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:55:48 -0700

Masvingo District's chiefs and custodians of the traditional values and cultures have succumbed to SNV's sanitary wear outreach, thereby putting to rest the taboo issue of publicly discussing about women's menstruation. In a situation that has been ...


Sun, 21 Jun 2015 01:55:56 -0700

chitova. its so amazing how the people from masvingo diss each other. at least Mavhaire can go back to masvingo and stay comfortably because we like him. In the short time he was minister of energy masvingo district esp south enjoyed rural ...

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