Kuwadzana

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Geographical location

Kuwadzana is a high density suburb located on the South Western end of Harare the capital city of Zimbabwe. It lies just south of the Bulawayo road highway. The location is about 11 Kilometres from the Central Business District of Harare. [1]


Kuwadzana Political Constituency

Kuwadzana constituency is made up of three wards which are politically administered by the respective Councillors. Kuwadzana is made up of ward 38, 44 and ward 37. The current member of Parliament for the area is Nelson Chamisa.[1]


Population

The suburb has a cascading population of more than 80 000 residents who live in the area. Of this, approximately 52% are women and 48% male.[2] There are more than 20 000 households in the area.[1]


=Schools and Infrastructure

Kuwadzana suburb boasts of more than seven primary schools which are administered by the City Council. In addition to that, there a numerous informal and private colleges which conduct their businesses in the homes. There are two major High Schools which accommodate the bulk of the secondary school students. The location has a library located at Kuwadzana 4 Shopping Centre which however lies abandoned and is not functional. Besides numerous government buildings such as police stations and municipal offices, there are bigger shopping centres such as Kuwadzana 2 and Kuwadzana 4 which house business of various sizes and specialities. Kuwadzana Maternity Clinic located at Kuwadzana 4 provides the basic health services needed by the local populace.


Controversies

Kuwadzana has often been in the media because of numerous controversial events which characterise the place. These inclue for example a case which was rumoured that a man turned into a snake causing havoc and panic in the area. [3]. Earlier in 2014, the Kuwadzana was also in the spotlight when cases of Satanism at Kuwadzana 3 Primary School where pupils were said to be victimised. [4]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 , Kuwadzana, "Wikipedia", retrived:18 Jun 2014"
  2. , [www.parlzim.gov.zw/attachments/article/72/Kuwadzana.pdf DATA COMPILATION REPORT FOR KUWADZANA], "Parliament of Zimbabwe", retrived:18 Jun 2014"
  3. , Man Turns into a Snake, "NewsdzeZimbabwe" ,retrived:18 Jun 2014"
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