Bindura is a town and District located in Mashonaland Central Province.

History

The name is probably a corruption of Chi pindura mhuka (ChiZezuru), meaning 'turn the game'. Local legend has it that Chipadze Tsoko was killed by his son-in-law, who had married one of his daughters and settled there. He became Chipadze Nyoni. Chipadze Tsoko's spirits inhabited Bindura Hill. Chipadze Nyoni came to an arrangement with them whereby he observed their religious ceremonies, and they supplied meat to the people. Each November an ox was taken to a flat rock at the foot of the hill. On a signal from the chief, the high priest ((dunzwi) seized the ox by the horn. If the ox died, the message was sent mhuka dza kumwe dzinga pindurugwe, meaning the game an be turned. Then, on a given day, the bush would be fired in a large circle around the hill and all game was driven in and killed for meat. If the ox did not die, there was no fire and game drive. [1]


Population/Government

Population in 2009 - 37,423

It is served by Bindura Provincial Hospital.

In the Zimbabwe 1985 Parliamentary Election, Bindura/Shamva returned to Parliament:

In the 1990 Parliamentary Election (see A History of Zimbabwean Elections) Bindura returned to Parliament:

Turnout - 41 669 voters or 92.91 %

In the 2000 Elections, (see A History of Zimbabwean Elections) Bindura returned to Parliament:

Following the death of Border Gezi (Zanu PF) in a car crash on 28 April 2001, a poll was held on 27–28 July 2001. The result, Bindura returned to Parliament:


The Bindura Local Government is Bindura Municipality and Bindura RDC.

Infrastructure

See Bradley High School.
See Chipadze Secondary School.
See Chipindura High School.
See Hermann Gmeiner High School. (SOS)

See Bindura University of Science Education.
See Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University.





References

  1. [Chief Information Officer, Lore and Legend of Southern Rhodesia Place Names] (Southern Rhodesia Information Service, Salisbury, 1960) Retrieved 8 November 2021"