Masvingo

masvingo

Provincial Office

Number 3 Hellet Street
Masvingo
Box 425, Masvingo
Tel: (039) 264056 / 262776
Fax : 262058

Location

Coordinates:         21”00’S       31”00”E

 

 

District

Physical address of Office

Landline

Chivi

28 CHIVI GROWTH POINT, CHIVI

0337/259

Mwenezi

DA'S CAMP MWENEZI

 0772 785 463

Chiredzi

424 ROAN DRIVE, CHIREDZI

031/2947

Zaka

STD 201 ZAKA RDC COMPLEX, JERERA

034/2208

Bikita

OLD COUNCIL OFFICES, BIKITA BUSINESS CENTER

0773 479 756 

Gutu

STD 4278, GUTU

030/2458

 

Overview of the Province

Masvingo Province is located in the south east part of Zimbabwe and comprises of eight districts namely; Masvingo, Gutu, Chivi, Mwenezi, Chiredzi, Zaka and Bikita.

Climate
  • Masvingo province is located in the lowveld of Zimbabwe. It has minimal rainfall patterns.
  • Large part of the province is drought prone for example Region 5.
  • Most parts are unfit for agriculture, apart from cattle ranching.
  • Average rainfall received in the province is about 600mm/a

Altitude and Temperature 

The altitude of the district ranges from 450m (Nyajena CA) to 1240m (Victoria East) above sea level. Average annual temperature is about 20 degrees Celsius

Soils

  • The soils in the region are fersiallitic type.
  • The terrain in the district ranges from moderate to steep slopes.
  • In areas where slopes are high, soils are shallow and are of poor texture, the potential for erosion hazards exist.

 Major land use

  • Agriculture
  • Settlement
  • Industrialization
  • Mining

Environmental problems

  • Sewer-sewage disposal in Masvingo and Chiredzi town
  • Veld fires- especially in Gutu district
  • Deforestation-all over the district
  • Siltation-such as in Mucheke river
  • Pollution (water)-such as in Shagashe river, resulting in water hyacinth problems.
  • Land pollution-litter in Masvingo town and all growth points in the district.
  • Invasive Allien Species (Lantana Camara and Water Hyacinth) in Masvingo and Gutu
  • Wetland destruction in Gutu and Masvingo
  • illegal mining
  • Gulleys and stream bank cultivation