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Masvingo Province
Location Masvingo
Range Masvingo Province

Masvingo Province is one of Zimbabwe's ten provinces. It covers mainly the south-eastern parts of the country and its administrative capital is Masvingo city. The province was previously known as Victoria Province in colonial Rhodesia.

History

Masvingo Province has a lot of history dating back to the pre-colonial period. In the pre-colonial period, Masvingo province was the centre of activity with the Great Zimbabwe State being headquartered there. The state had a considerable population which was concentrated in he then Zimbabwean plateau spreading to as far as present day Mashonaland Central. It was also the centre of trade with Portuguese traders visiting the area in search of gold, iron and copper. At colonisation, Masvingo was used as the highway from South Africa to Salisbury. Fort Victoria was one of the first white settlements established by the Pioneer Column in the country as a link between Salisbury and South Africa.

Population

The province has an overall population of 1 485 090. The male population stands at 697 992 while females comprise 787 098 of the population (figures as at 2012).[1]

Towns and Districts Main Attractions

Masvingo Province has a number of recreational attractions. These include the Great Zimbabwe located south-east of Masvingo city. The monuments are the second largest stone settlement in Africa. The site was declared a cultural heritage site by the United Nations Education and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO). The site is of great historical significance to the country in the sense that it is where the name Zimbabwe came from. Besides the Great Zimbabwe, there is also the Gonarezhou National Park, which has a variety of wildlife and vegetation and is one of the biggest game parks in the country. Lake Mutirikwi and Mutirikwi Recreational Park located a few miles away from the Great Zimbabwe is also another major attraction which offers a number of recreational facilities such as fishing and game viewing.

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References
  1. , Census Results Masvingo,ZimStat, published:2012,retrieved:7 Apr 2015"

Name  :Alois Simon karonga born  :24 February 1968 occupation :registrar employer  :pharmacist Council of Zimbabwe Spouse  :Abigail Gonde

Mr karonga oversee the day to day running of the Pharmacist council of Zimbabwe (pcz).

He was born on 24 February 1968 in Mudzi district Mashonaland East peovince to peasant parent.Being the eldest son to a big family,he soldiered on to went to school.he attended bondamakara high. in 1990 he joined the ministry of haelth as an inspector until 1997. in 1997 he joined Health Profession Authority of Zimbabwe as a chief inspector.

in July 2007 he was appointed Registrar at the pcz.

in 2004 he studied at the Zimbabwe Open university.

he is married to Abigail Gonde and they have Three children-Tinotenda, Tariro and Tinashe