Nkayi is is a rural district located in the North-East of Matabeleland North Province. The district is divided into two constituencies, Nkayi North and Nkayi South. The district administration falls under Nkayi Rural District Council which is run by elected councillors and professional council staff.

Nkayi District offices are located 158km to the north of Bulawayo, 96km to the west of Kwekwe and about 300km south-west of Harare. The Fighting Road links the district to the provincial capital Lupane, which is situated adjacent to Bulawayo - Victoria Falls highway.

Nkayi is served by Nkayi Rural District Hospital.
See Fatima Secondary School.
See Hlangabeza Secondary School.
See Nkayi Rural Secondary School.


Population and Economy

The district comprises of thirty (30) administrative boundary wards, 156 villages, 1 growth point and five chiefs presiding over the area with a total population of 109 371 people. The population survives mainly on agri-business. Livestock-rearing constitute 70% of the district’s economic activities.


In the Zimbabwe 1985 Parliamentary Election, Nkayi returned to Parliament:

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

Turnout - 19 797 voters or 48.91 %