Chegutu

From Pindula

Chegutu formally is one of the best farming communities in Zimbabwe situated in Mashonaland West Province. Located at some 105[1] km south of Harare, the city is residence to about 90 000 people.

Founding[edit]

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[edit]

The city is located at coordinates,18° 8' 0" South, 30° 9' 0" East.

Water Woes[edit]

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ,Barbara McCrea, Tony Pinchuck, The Rough Guide to Zimbabwe, Page: 103.Rough Guides Ltd,200.
  2. Zesa to construct direct powerline for Chegutu, 'NewsDay', Published: 30 Aug 2011, Retrieved: 2 May 2014