A memorial built in memory of 269 Africans from Rhodesia, Nyasaland, and the Portuguese East Africa who had lost their lives in the German East African Campaign. The memorial took the form of a massive Cross constructed of granite and reinforced concrete and it stands nearly ten metres high, and is over a meter thick, has cross arms of nearly five metres and weighs over fifty tonnes. The memorial was once illuminated by 400 watt high pressure sodium floodlights giving the cross an impressive silhouette which was unique in the country and perhaps in Africa.
|Diana's vow paintings,Rusape|
This is one of the two Rock Art National Monuments in Eastern region. The remaining portion of this complex but detailed painting is one of the finest and unique examples of Zimbabwean Rock Art. The main scene depicts two long friezes of human figures embellished with white pigment dots and stripe details. Several are masked and surrounding these is a wealth of detail depicting domestic artefacts, edible fruits, and items such as baskets with handles, skins bows, quivers and so on. There are two main traditions represented at Diana’s Vow hill. There is the early Iron Age pottery of Ziwa and the Inyanga terrace tradition. This is a unique site, which should be preserved for future generations. The rock art site and stonewalls on the hill are well preserved.
This is an important Zimbabwe type-site located north east of Rusape in a farm. The site contains two types of stone walling that is the Zimbabwe type known as Zvipadze Ruin 1 and a Nyanga architectural style known as Chitekete (Crawford). Whitty has dated the site to 1300AD to 1500AD. At the end of the 19th century Zvipadze became a burial site for earliest Makoni ancestors and it is still viewed as a sacred place by the locals in the area.
This Great Zimbabwe type-site is located on a low hill 1km north of Gudo Business centre along the Murambinda-Birchnough road, 47km from Murambinda Growth Point. The site crowns the summit of a steep little kopje that rises to give a commanding view over a huge expanse of the surrounding countryside.
This is an extensive, impressive and spectacular Zimbabwe style enclosure located on an extensive low lying dwala in Buhera South, 50km south-south of Murambinda Growth Point. The site is famous for its herringbone and dentelle decorations plus two monoliths at the top on the perimeter wall. The site an excellent example of the country’s heritage.
The monument at present has religious activities undertaken by the local Nyahokwe clan before every rain season. The Nyahokwe community performs these religious ceremonies but do not claim to have built the monument. As such rainmaking ceremonies are part of this monument contemporary use value. It has been noted that there is no continuity in terms of occupiers and as anticipated the social value to different occupiers is different. Nyahokwe's architecture is splendid and rare in the Nyanga tradition.
There are rebuilt pit structures, Nyangwe and Chawomera forts. The landscape is connected to the Nyanga agricultural complex. The reconstructed pit structures are representative of the Nyanga upland tradition on the Nyanga plateau.
The archaeological property on the estate consists of terraces, enclosures, pit enclosures, hill forts, and passages smelting furnaces, grinding places, clearance cairn and other important remains. Terraces and enclosures are the most dominant in the landscape. The Ziwa estate is the largest protected piece of the agricultural landscape in Nyanga.
AS the countdown to the first ever United Nations World Tourism Organisation General Assembly to be held in Africa, south of the Sahara continues, it is critical for all and sundry to understand the organisation and what it stands for.
Official Name: Republic of Zimbabwe
Motto: "Unity, Freedom, Work"
Simudzai Mureza wedu WeZimbabwe (Shona)
Kalibusiswe Ilizwe leZimbabwe (Sindebele)
Blessed be the land of Zimbabwe
Capital and largest city: Harare 17°50′S 31°3′E
English (South African)
Ethnic groups (2003)
2% other African
1% Coloured and Indian
President: His Excellency President Robert Mugabe
Prime Minister : The Right Hounourable Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai
Vice President: Hounourable Vice President Joice Mujuru
Deputy Prime Ministers: HounourableThokozani Khuphe, Hounourable Arthur Mutambara
Parliament - Upper house
Senate - Lower house
House of Assembly
Independence: 18 April 1980
Total : 390,757 km2 (150,871 sq mi)
Water (%): 1
2012 estimate 12,619,600
Density: 26/km2 (57/sq mi)
- Total $6.127 billion
- Per capita $487
- Total $9.323 billion
- Per capita $741
Currency: Multi-Currency (US Dollar, British Pound, Euro, Bostwana Pula)
Time zone: Central Africa Time (UTC+2)
Drives on the: Left
Calling code : +263
ISO 3166 code: ZW
Internet TLD: .zw