The city was discovered by hunter Henry Hartley in 1891. The city started off as mining town before it became a fully fledged administrative and commercial centre.
Geography and Climate
The city is located at coordinates,18° 8' 0" South, 30° 9' 0" East.
For a long time the town has filed to meet the demands of drinking water. In 2011, the town council raised $325 000 which they paid to the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) for construction of a powerline to reduce the water problems. The powerline would be used o feed its waterworks. Power outages was the main cause for the failure to supply the daily demands of drinking water henvce the construction of the powerline came as a relief to the residence.
- ,Barbara McCrea, Tony Pinchuck, The Rough Guide to Zimbabwe, Page: 103.Rough Guides Ltd,200.
- Zesa to construct direct powerline for Chegutu, 'NewsDay', Published: 30 Aug 2011, Retrieved: 2 May 2014