Typical mode of transport across the district.
Districts of Masvingo province
Masvingo constituency seats for the 2008, showing the division of Chivi (District)
|• Type||Rural Council|
|• Member of Parliament||Col. Claudious Makova,|
|Time zone||CAT (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+1)|
Chivi a district in Masvingo Province in Zimbabwe.(a.k.a KwaChivi) It is a semi-arid area which falls in agricultural regions 4 and 5. It is also the name of a mission station established in 1892 by Wedpohl, Neitz and Dietrich from Berlin, Germany. The district was known as Chibi in colonial times before 1980.
The district is located in the drought-prone region of the country, north of Mwenezi (District) and west of Masvingo (District). Consequently, like most districts in the province. Though the rains are not very reliable, the area is fertile with several irrigation schemes for the populace to supplement their mearge harvests. However the schemes are now in sorry state due to government neglect. There is ranching and wildlife which make life enjoyable and fruitful. It has many schools and noteworthy are Mission schools like Chibi High, Berejena Mission, Nyaningwe St. Lukes and other smaller schools which have produced brilliant students such as boarder munaka and arch munaka.It is also important to note that Chibi High School produced many students who managed to enroll in state universities around the country and some of these students are occupying high jobs in the industry and some are distinguished academic scholars.Nyaningwe high is located in the growth point where most students come from surrounding areas like Mapuvire and has managed to produce students such as Berzel Chafa, Simbarashe madzore and many others list of primary school chivi south ;mushayi primary school;mpagamuri primary school;mawadze primary school;musvovi primary school;chomuruvati primary school;st marry primary school;nemauzhe primary school;berejena mission primary school;chikofa primary school.
Government & politics
The district was divided into three sections for the 2008 elections, namely east, west and south. The district has been a stronghold of ZANU-PF since independence in 1980. All that changed in the elections of 2008 with the opposition led by Morgan Tsvangirai winning all the three seats, one with a razor thin margin.
Chivi south is made of wards 1, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 32. During the 2008 House of Assembly elections, Irvine Dzingirai(ZANU-PF), and Steven Chengeta (MDC(tsv)) ran for the seat. ZEC announced Dzingirai as the winner with a total of 7778 to 4234 of Chengeta.
The MP for Chivi Central is Munyarazi Paul Mangwana(Zanu-PF). He comes from Mangwana Village just 5 km from the Chivi Growth Point.
Chivi East comprises wards 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, and 27. Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana(ZANU-PF), and Henry Chivanga (MDC(tsv)) ran for the seat for the house of assembly. According to ZEC, Mangwana won the seat with 8228 votes to 6471 polled by Chivanga.
The constituency seat is made up of eleven wards, namely 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 22, 23, and 32.