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Bulawayo East


Bulawayo East District


December 2005 after the division of the greater Bulawayo District into two districts namely Hwange District and Bulawayo District. The name of the District was changed in 2009 from Bulawayo District to Bulawayo East. The District Covers the three provinces of Matabeleland namely Bulawayo metropolitan, part of Matabeleland North and the entire Matabeleland South. The District comprises of nine circuits namely Bulawayo Aldersgate, Hillside, Northern Circuit, Wanda/Insiza, Matjinge, Mbembesi, Mzinyathi, Ndolwane and Plumtree.

It boasts of two Schools, Thekwane and Matjinge.

Membership is 3182 and the number of active ministers in our District is 13, while Supernumeraries are 3. Our District is very active in the Christian social responsibility and has got a full time Child Care coordinator’s desk which has done a lot in helping the less privileged in their region both within and outside the church. Some of the projects they have embarked on are feeding schemes at Mzinyathi and Thekwane Schools.


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A current overview

Drought is a major problem in this area mainly because two thirds of the district is rural. This affects all major activities within and leaves the district struggling to make ends meet with very little resources.
This district has largely been affected with the HIV and AIDS pandemic were at times Sunday service is disrupted with burials of loved ones, usually from South Africa.
The district has been hit by the constant rural to urban migration and sees the majority of the members being the old folk who are not actively involved as much as the youth could be.

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