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Civic heraldry of Zimbabwe
Province : Mashonaland East
Arms : Per fess gules and barry wavy argent and azure, a fess sable the base enarched voided argent and charged with fine palets also sable. In chief a lion statant issuant Or and in base plate charged with "Nhuudurwa" (Nhumdurwa) plant proper behind the escutcheon in saltire to the dexter a pear and to the sinister a knobkerrie both proper.
Crest: On a unearth of the colours a murial crown issuant therefrom the Zimbabwe Bird Or.
Motto : PAMBERI NEKUSHANDIRA PAMWE (Marching Forward in Co-operation)
The arms were officially granted on October 6, 1986.
Chitungwiza was formed in 1978 by the amalgamation of three African townships to form a residential dormitory for the capital.
Chitungwiza has not had the colonial influence which has been prevalent in the arms of the other municipal areas in Zimbabwe. I have no information on the meaning or origin of these arms. Any information is welcome !
Literature : Image and info from Bruce Berry
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