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Chitungwiza (Zimbabwe)

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Chitungwiza city flag

[Chitungwiza city flag] by Arnaud Leroy, 2 Dec 2000

Here are four flags of Zimbabwe with the picture (unfortunately too small) from Flagmaster. If someone have infos about these flags, it will be welcome...
Arnaud Leroy, 2 Dec 2000

Is there any other info given about these flag in FM?
I have the idea that the College of Arms might stand behind these images. Or maybe some other British institution. Is that so?
Zeljko Heimer, 3 Dec 2000

Chitungwiza is the youngest local authority in Zimbabwe and is located 9 km south of Greater Harare. It was formed in 1978 by the amalgamation of three African townships to form a residential dormitory for the capital. Chitungwiza received full municipal status in 1981 and it is now the third largest and fastest growing urban centre in the country. (c. 275.000 inh)

As the youngest municipality in the country, Chitungwiza has not had the colonial influence which has been prevalent in the arms and flags of the other municipal centres in Zimbabwe. A more distinctively African-orientated municipal coat of arms have been chosen and this forms the basis of a municipal flag which was adopted on 30 September 1986. The flag comprises three horizontal stripes of orange, white and orange, each of the orange stripes being one quarter the width of the flag with the middle
white stripe being one half the width of the flag. The municipal arms are in the centre of the flag on the white stripe. Orange is the corporate colour of the municipality while white is said to stand for peace and development. The Shona motto, "Pamberi Nekushandira Pamwe", means (Marching) Forward in Co-operation.
Source: Municipal Flags in Zimbabwe, lecture by Bruce Berry presented at XVII ICV, Cape Town 1997.
Bruce Berry, 4 Dec 2000

Chitungwiza city CoA

[Chitungwiza coat of arms] image from Ralf Hartemink's website.

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