Tsholotsho village (formerly Tjolotjo) is in a district in Matebeleland North Province. It is 65km NW of Nyamandhlovu. The name means "the herd of the elephant".


An industrial school was founded there in 1921. In 1941, it was moved to Esigodini. The buildings were then used as an experimental sub-station of the Matopos Research Station.

Tsholotsho Political Constituency

Tsholotsho is divided into two political constituencies namely Tsholotsho North and Tsholotsho South.

Tsholotsho North

This constituency contains 10 wards which constitute of ward 1 to 9 and 21 of Tsholotsho Rural District. Professor Jonathan Moyo is the Member of Parliament of this constituency.[1]

Tsholotsho South

The constituency comprises of 12 wards which are wards 10 to 19, 20 and 22.[2] The Member of Parliament of this constituency is Zenzo Sibanda.


According to the 2012 population census, Tsholotsho has 115 119 people.[3]

NoViolet Bulawayo was born in the district.

Schools and Infrastructure

See High Schools Of Zimbabwe.
See Magama Secondary School.

Tsholotsho North

Tsholotsho South

The constituency has 30 primary schools and 13 secondary schools comprising of 5 A’ level schools and 8 O’ level schools. Of all schools and only Tsholotsho High School offers boarding facilities whereas the rest operate as Day schools. There are 6 health centers in Tsholotsho South namely, Tsholotsho district hospital, Tsholotsho rural hospital, Madlangombe rural hospital and Makaza, Bubude, Nkunzi rural health centers. The health centres are found in wards 22, 14, 17, 19, and 10. There are 28 business centers in the constituency of which 10 centers are electrified. One business center in ward 22 has a police post, and a sub-post office. [2]

Further Reading



  1. , Tsholotsho North, Zimbabwe Election Support Network, published: 2015, retrieved: June 21, 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 , Tsholotsho South Constituency Profile, Parliament of Zimbabwe, published: No Date Given, retrieved: June 21, 2016
  3. , Matebeleland North Provincial Report, ZimStat, published: No Date Given, retrieved: June 21, 2016
  4. [Katherine Sayce (Ed), Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe], Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe, (Quest Publishing, Harare, 1987), Retrieved: 25 July 2019
  5. [Mary Akers (ed.), Encyclopaedia Rhodesia] (The College Press, Salisbury, 1973) Retrieved 8 August 2019"