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.



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

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

Water Woes

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]

Some Articles About Chegutu

Team Barca Arrested For Assault & Threats Of Violence Fri May 24 2019

Dexter Nduna Acquitted Of Firearm Charges Sun May 12 2019

Unclaimed Bodies Choke Mash West Mortuaries Tue Apr 30 2019

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  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