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Marondera formally Marandellas is located some 67km from [[Harare]] and is  the  capital of Mashonaland East Province. The city is surrounded by commercial farms where the residents go for seasonal employment. As of 2013, the town has a popuation of an estimated 46 000.<ref> Bekezela Maduma Fuzwayo, [bulawayo24.com/index-id-opinion-sc-columnist-byo-33185.html How many people are there in the town of Marondera?], 'Bulawayo 24', Published: 16 July 2013, Retrieved: 5 May 2014 </ref>The flashy town was one of the earliest residence of the whites and a centre for agriculture and forestry activities.<ref>[http://www.touristlink.com/zimbabwe/marondera/overview.html About], 'Tourist Link', Published: ND, Retrieved: 5 May 2014</ref>
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'''Marondera''' (formerly Marandellas) is located some 67&nbsp;km from [[Harare]] and is  the  capital of [[Mashonaland East]] Province. The city is surrounded by commercial farms where the residents go for seasonal employment. In '''2013''', the town had a population estimated at 46 000.<ref>Bekezela Maduma Fuzwayo, [http://www.bulawayo24.com/index-id-opinion-sc-columnist-byo-33185.html How many people are there in the town of Marondera?], 'Bulawayo 24', Published: 16 July 2013, Retrieved: 5 May 2014</ref> The flashy town was one of the earliest residence of the whites and a centre for agriculture and forestry activities.<ref>[http://www.touristlink.com/zimbabwe/marondera/overview.html About], 'Tourist Link', Published: ND, Retrieved: 5 May 2014</ref>
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==Geography and Climate==
 
==Geography and Climate==
Marondera, located at coordinates 18.19°S, 31.55° E with  an average elevation s 1668 meters. Average daytime temperatures highs of around 23°C and lows of around 11°C. The  average monthly amount of rainfall is around 3 mm<ref>[http://www.myweather2.com/City-Town/Zimbabwe/Marondera/climate-profile.aspx Precipitation], 'My Weather', Published: ND, Retrieved: 5 May 2014 </ref> in summer.
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'''Marondera''' is the name of a former area headman. It is derived from the Shona verb ''kurondera'' - to follow. <ref name= "Lore and Legend of Southern Rhodesia Place Names"> [Chief Information Officer,  Lore and Legend of Southern Rhodesia Place Names] (Southern Rhodesia Information Service, Salisbury, 1960) Retrieved 8 November 2021" </ref>
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'''Marondera''', located at coordinates 18.19°S, 31.55° E with  an average elevation of 1668 meters. Average daytime temperatures highs of around 23&nbsp;°C and lows of around 11&nbsp;°C. The  average monthly amount of rainfall is around 3&nbsp;mm<ref>[http://www.myweather2.com/City-Town/Zimbabwe/Marondera/climate-profile.aspx Precipitation], 'My Weather', Published: ND, Retrieved: 5 May 2014</ref> in summer.
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'''Marondera''' and surrounds are served by [[Marondera Provincial Hospital]]. <br/>
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See [[Bernard Mizeki College]]. <br/>
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See [[Cherutombo Secondary School]]. <br/>
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See [[Chitepo Secondary School]]. <br/>
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See [[Marondera High School]]. <br/>
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See [[Nagle House]]. <br/>
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See [[Peterhouse Boys]]. <br/>
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See [[Peterhouse Girls]]. <br/>
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See [[Rakodzi High School]]. <br/>
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See [[Theydon Secondary School]]. <br/>
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See [[Watershed College]]. <br/>
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See [[Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology]]. <br/>
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==Constituencies==
 
==Constituencies==
There are four constituencies namely;
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For national government there are four constituencies;
#Marondera East
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# [[Marondera East]]
#Marondera West
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# [[Marondera West]]
#Marondera Central
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# [[Marondera Central]]
#Wedza North
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# [[Wedza North]]
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For local government there are
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# [[Marondera RDC]] and
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# [[Marondera Municipality]].
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==Dwindling Industry==
 
==Dwindling Industry==
Marondera just like most of the cities and towns in the country had been experiencing company closures since 2002. This regrettable state of affairs  rendered  thousands of workers jobless resulting in them being reduced to mere vendors. The former Marondera mayor Farai Nyandoro, allegedly attributed the closure of some companies to the controversial Indigenisation and Empowerment Regulations.<ref> Media Institute of Southern Africa (Zimbabwe), [www.thezimbabwean.co/news/32515/marondera-slowly-becoming-a-ghost-town.html Marondera slowly becoming a ghost town], 'The Zimbabwean', Published: 12 July 2010, Retrieved: 5 May 2014</ref> Additionally, the town at one point failed to pay for services such as  electricity.  
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Marondera just like most of the cities and towns in the country had been experiencing company closures since 2002. This regrettable state of affairs  rendered  thousands of workers jobless resulting in them being reduced to mere vendors. The former Marondera mayor Farai Nyandoro, allegedly attributed the closure of some companies to the controversial Indigenisation and Empowerment Regulations.<ref>Media Institute of Southern Africa (Zimbabwe), [http://www.thezimbabwean.co/news/32515/marondera-slowly-becoming-a-ghost-town.html Marondera slowly becoming a ghost town], 'The Zimbabwean', Published: 12 July 2010, Retrieved: 5 May 2014</ref> Additionally, the town at one point failed to pay for services such as  electricity.  
==Popular People==
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==Notable People==
*Ray Kaukonde(politician)
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* [[Ray Kaukonde]] (politician)
*Ian Kay(politician)
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* [[Ian Kay]] (politician)
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* [[Justine Chivavaya]] (Municipality Housing Director).
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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[[Category: Zimbabwe Towns and Cities]]
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Latest revision as of 07:14, 15 November 2021

Marondera (formerly Marandellas) is located some 67 km from Harare and is the capital of Mashonaland East Province. The city is surrounded by commercial farms where the residents go for seasonal employment. In 2013, the town had a population estimated at 46 000.[1] The flashy town was one of the earliest residence of the whites and a centre for agriculture and forestry activities.[2]

Geography and Climate

Marondera is the name of a former area headman. It is derived from the Shona verb kurondera - to follow. [3] Marondera, located at coordinates 18.19°S, 31.55° E with an average elevation of 1668 meters. Average daytime temperatures highs of around 23 °C and lows of around 11 °C. The average monthly amount of rainfall is around 3 mm[4] in summer.

Marondera and surrounds are served by Marondera Provincial Hospital.

See Bernard Mizeki College.
See Cherutombo Secondary School.
See Chitepo Secondary School.
See Marondera High School.
See Nagle House.
See Peterhouse Boys.
See Peterhouse Girls.
See Rakodzi High School.
See Theydon Secondary School.
See Watershed College.

See Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.

Constituencies

For national government there are four constituencies;

  1. Marondera East
  2. Marondera West
  3. Marondera Central
  4. Wedza North

For local government there are

  1. Marondera RDC and
  2. Marondera Municipality.

Dwindling Industry

Marondera just like most of the cities and towns in the country had been experiencing company closures since 2002. This regrettable state of affairs rendered thousands of workers jobless resulting in them being reduced to mere vendors. The former Marondera mayor Farai Nyandoro, allegedly attributed the closure of some companies to the controversial Indigenisation and Empowerment Regulations.[5] Additionally, the town at one point failed to pay for services such as electricity.

Notable People

References

  1. Bekezela Maduma Fuzwayo, How many people are there in the town of Marondera?, 'Bulawayo 24', Published: 16 July 2013, Retrieved: 5 May 2014
  2. About, 'Tourist Link', Published: ND, Retrieved: 5 May 2014
  3. [Chief Information Officer, Lore and Legend of Southern Rhodesia Place Names] (Southern Rhodesia Information Service, Salisbury, 1960) Retrieved 8 November 2021"
  4. Precipitation, 'My Weather', Published: ND, Retrieved: 5 May 2014
  5. Media Institute of Southern Africa (Zimbabwe), Marondera slowly becoming a ghost town, 'The Zimbabwean', Published: 12 July 2010, Retrieved: 5 May 2014