Vungu Rural District Council is a rural local authority established in terms of subsection (1) of Section 8 of the Rural District Councils Act [Chapter 29:13, 1996] through the Presidential Proclamation 15 of 1993 published as Statutory Instrument 99 of 1993 as amended by Proclamation 26 of 1993 published as Statutory Instrument 195 of 1993. The Presidential Proclamation also abolished the Manyame Local Government District Council; the Vungu and Upper Ngezi Rural Council area; and the Gweru-Shurugwi Rural Council area. The council area covers Chiwundura Communal lands, Lower Gweru Communal Lands and the large scale commercial farming and A2 and A1 farming areas around Gweru town. The area covers two House of Assembly constituencies, namely, Vungu Constituency (Wards 1, 2, 3,4,5,6,7,8,15,17 and 19) and most of Chiwundura Constituency (Wards 9,10,11,12,13,14,16 and 18).
Gweru District is administered by the District Administrator who is an ex-Officio of both Gweru City Council and Vungu Rural District Council. Gweru Rural is administered by Vungu Rural District Council. Vungu Rural District Council is a Local Government arm overseeing the Gweru Rural District.
Vungu Rural District Council shares boundaries with Chirumhanzu Rural District Council to the East, Tongogara Rural District Council to the South East, Insiza Rural District Council to the South West, Bubi District to the West, Nkayi District to the North West and Zibagwe Rural District Council to the North. This is depicted as shown in the map below.
Covering an area of 5,888.5km2, Vungu Rural District Council is made up of 19 electoral wards spread over two parliamentary constituencies. All 19 wards are represented by elected councillors as follows:
|Ward||Name of Councillor||Sex||House of Assembly Constituency||Contact|
|1||Mbusi Ndlovu||M||VUNGU||0771 662 486 / 0713 421 806|
|2||Elias Mbiba||M||VUNGU||0778 209 277|
|3||Samuel Msipa||M||VUNGU||0778 240 686|
|4||Edward Jani||M||VUNGU||0774 890 456|
|5||Ngema A. Sibanda (Chairman)||M||VUNGU||0775 125 391|
|6||Proud Tshuma||M||VUNGU||0774 462 976|
|7||Rhonath Sibanda||M||VUNGU||0774 890 416|
|8||Spiwe Moyo||F||VUNGU||0778 505 588|
|9||Conrad Tongogara||M||CHIWUNDURA||0776 000 344/0712 691 391|
|10||Rester Muswere||F||CHIWUNDURA||0774 576 350|
|11||Justin Mushonga||M||CHIWUNDURA||0774 181 097/0774 484 272|
|12||Cuthbert Bushe||M||CHIWUNDURA||0774 293 935/0734 712 559|
|13||Morgan Zimvu||M||CHIWUNDURA||0778 508 374|
|14||Tendai Marongere||F||CHIWUNDURA||0772 642 990|
|15||Sibongile Matavire||F||VUNGU||0712 339 994|
|16||Frederick Machongwe||M||CHIWUNDURA||0774 385 380|
|17||Angeline Muganyi||F||CHIWUNDURA||0713 086 912/0773 930 078|
|18||Simbarashe Tatisa||M||CHIWUNDURA||0773 738 494/0715 256 503|
|19||Nsuku Dlamini||M||VUNGU||0775 947 907|
Council is mandated to provide social services (health and education), infrastructure development, provision of all-weather trafficable roads, and maintenance of existing roads, environmental management, spatial planning and development control within its area of jurisdiction.
Chief Executive Officer
Human Resources, Social Services & Adminstratin Officer
Executive Officer Planning [Roads, Works and Planning Department]