Bindura

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BINDURA

Province : Mashonaland Central
District : Bindura

Arms (crest) of Bindura

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were designed in 1970.

The arms are derived from the Pindura hill, which also gave its name to the municipality. The name Pindura derives from its ancient use by hunters who trapped game by burning the bush surrounding the base of the hill, leaving the hill green. Then on selected days they surrounded the hill with dogs in order to catch the antelope beguiled there by the lush grazing. The fire and antelope are derived from this habit.


Literature : The municipal heraldry of Zimbabwe, ARMA 1286-1289 and John Gurney, UK.


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