Local Budya people believe the ruins were built and occupied in the 1600’s by Makate, a man with powerful charms who used magic to subdue his rivals. Eventually he was overcome by a Chief from the north named Nehoreka, whose sister married Makate, ostensibly to seal a peace deal, but in reality to steal his powerful charms and the source of his power, and as soon as she had done so, she fled back to her brother. Without his charms, Makate was easily subdued by Nehoreka. The Budya people often refer to Mutoko ruins as Tere RaMakate (Makate’s former village)
Life of the Budja People
The Mutoko communal lands are characterized by rough terrain that includes mountains, streams and rivers. Most of these rivers have small dams constructed by the local authority to enable villagers to access water through-out the year. The farmers use the water from these streams and rivers to irk a living from market gardening. Tomatoes are the major horticultural crop grown by almost every household while other crops like butternut, carrot, onion, leafy vegetables, cucumber, okra, gem squash and garlic are grown to a lesser extend.
The market gardeners of Mutoko are well known in the capital city, Harare, as providers of vegetables at the city market.
Of mysteries, miracles and a martyr…
RISING majestically (over 1200metres) from broad-based stoney boulders on the outskirts of Mutemwa Leprosy Centre, Chigona Mountain in Mutoko remains a sacred place of worship for Christians in the country, with a rich history of mysterious happenings, miracles, exhilarating spiritual experiences and a “martyr”, who is closely linked to its “power.”
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