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Kanyemba: From the slave trading point to the modern age



The Herald

Isdore Guvamombe recently in KANYEMBA, Mbire
Kanyemba, Zimbabwe's newest city under construction, is becoming an interesting place of history, trade, industry and commerce. It will be an important transit point north of Zimbabwe.

Located 350 kilometers north of Harare on the banks of the Zambezi River, where the mighty river flows into the Indian Ocean on its final stretch, after nearly 3,000 kilometers from here Kanyemba rises in the Barotse Plains, past Victoria Falls, Kariba and Mana Pools and has something for everyone.

At night it's cool, but the sounds of predators and their prey make you fall asleep like the theater of The Jungle rolls on.

Here you have to build your shelter on a tree or a fortified platform so that you can easily become part of the prey or supper of the lion or hyena.

Also permanent structures must be present strongly attached.

Here you often wake up and find a whole family that is eaten by lions. This happened four years ago.

Again, it is common in the waters that hippos converge, male rivalries are exacerbated in bloody territorial struggles and the defeated male is forced to lurk unhappily on the open plain until it gathers enough self-confidence to face a new challenge to deliver.

The sounds tell a story from another life.

Bachelors hippos often graze ashore near the river. Kanyemba is known to hold 450,000 tons of uranium deposits, Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) said in a joint survey with Overseas Uranium Holding of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) a few years ago.

Belarus has acquired 1

0 000 hectares of land for agricultural production.

Here in Kanyemba, long ago, slave traders kept strong men and women who had captured or bought them, chained in a stone-walled enclosure, waiting for transport to the world over the Indian Ocean.

The main structure of slave holding cells is still preserved, albeit in a run-down condition before the new immigration office in Kanyemba.

The holding cells were strategically located on the Zimbabwean side, right opposite the confluence of the Zambezi and Luangwa Rivers, to provide the boats with deep water can not be questioned.

Again, this is a reminder that this part of the world has contributed to the slave trade.

National museums and monuments of Zimbabwe have begun to work on the ruins, along with several other stone structures scattered around Kanyemba. City, at the confluence of Mwanzamutanda and Zambesi, lies one tract of land, the Kanyemba Salt Pan.

Here women in post-Mendicancy traditionally produce salt from lush green grass.

The process is complex and treasured mystery of the elders of Doma and Chikunda. Older women still do this today, but it has not been commercialized.

Since the end of the slave trade and the death of Nyatsimba Mutota (Munhumutapa) about 150 kilometers before reaching the salt dome he wanted to conquer, Kanyemba did not make any sense until the last move to a city.

Kanyemba has always been a crossroads since Portuguese trade and the slave trade. It was an important link between Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique.

Commercial hunting of wild animals has been the domain of Kanyemba for the past three decades, and the current school, clinic and other infrastructure has been built with income from the Municipal Territorial Administration Program for indigenous resources (campfires).

The Mupedzapasi, Usanga Usanga and Masau camps housed some of the world's most recognized hunters of wildlife trophies, especially those from Texas in the United States.

Phineas Mushoriwa Appointed Advisor The transition from Kanyemba to a city by the Mbire Rural District Council has seen further progress over the past year.

"I'm sure you've seen how your place has changed, especially in the past two years," he said. "The construction of the new city is on course. Many companies have moved here. You have seen the government speeding up the tar road from Mahuwe to Kanyemba.

"We have brought national museums and monuments here and they do everything to document historical sites. The Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe is now on site and has acquired a huge property.

When the city finally comes to life, there are many supporting activities and infrastructures to attract investment.


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