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MRP Says It Will Conduct Its Own Population Census After Rejecting ZIMSTAT Results

MRP Says It Will Conduct Its Own Population Census After Rejecting ZIMSTAT Results

Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) has rejected preliminary 2022 population census results released by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) and said it will soon conduct its own census in southern Zimbabwe.

According to the ZIMSTAT report, Zimbabwe’s population grew by 16.2 per cent from 13,061,239 in 2012 to 15,178,979 in 2022 with an annual growth rate of 1.5 per cent.

Bulawayo Metropolitan Province’s population grew by just 12, 603 people in the past 10 years. It was 653,337 in 2012 and now stands at 665,940.

Speaking to CITE, MRP president Mqondisi Moyo alleged that the census results released by ZIMSTAT are extremely “flawed.” Said Moyo:

We have always argued about the population results of Matabeleland and the Midlands, alias Mthwakazi.

I analysed these results after the 2012 results looking at 2002 figures as well. The margin of it was similar for 2002 and 2012.

When I wanted to challenge this in 2013, I engaged the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) and by then they projected that the population of Bulawayo was over 1.2 million.

They (BCC) had even said the biggest suburb in Bulawayo was Cowdray Park which they said had about 150, 000 people followed by Nkulumane which had 60, 000 people.

How many new suburbs have been built after that? Cowdray Park keeps on extending, Emganwini and other suburbs. So, their figures do not add up.

We are going to conduct our own population census on our own time using chiefs and village heads in rural areas because these are the people with the right statistics on the subjects that they have in their localities.

In Bulawayo and other urban centres, we are going to use local authority administration because these are the people with proper figures about the number of schools, households and how many people live in each household and all those things. It is easier for us to verify statistics using that information.

Moyo further alleged that ZIMSTAT deliberately suppressed Matabeleland figures to perpetuate the region’s underdevelopment and marginalisation.

More: CITE

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me 2 months ago


pindula please do something 2 months ago

pindula please block this Robert ruine..


Pindula please save us block this guy Ruine.


I have chosen to differ with Mthwakazi Republic Party. Population census needs concerted cooperation of citizens in areas they live.

All citizens must answer ZIMSTAT questions satisfactorily. Citizens must stay at home during the days of the census.

Sadly even if Mthwakazi carries its own census it will not count. Those figures produced by ZIMSTA are going to be used by government when allocating resources to provinces.



Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI

Greyhora 2 months ago

CCC will bring you what you desire Midlands & Matebeleland,but forget about ceeding from this nation state you are dreaming Moyo. .

🗣️ Voiceless🇿🇼 2 months ago

aaah this time am with you Mthwakazi, just for now kuphela you seem to be right. The census for Byo raises🤔 eye brows there.
but on counting on your own lapho lilondwa


dispenser 2 months ago

I wld like to differ w yr comment (bush lawyer) against the verification of population census. even though I don't side with mthwakazi on e basis of tribalism bz of his inferior perception about what is a country or a province. Could the truth is to be told zim stat did a half hazard work . Given a scenario of how big Byo is with its population how cld it be small in comparison to all provinces .

mutadza 2 months ago

Ten years and a growth of 12000 tells us Matebeles have emigrated to egoli finish

bvananguy 2 months ago

emigration has been massive in all provinces and we can't say Byo was hardest hit. that's a plain lie.

Muntuza 2 months ago

I do not know though, but from my perception Bulawayo is now overpopulated than before you cannot walk in the pavements without colliding with people. In rural Matebeleland we had an influx of a considerable number of people who had come to settle in Matebeleland from other provinces, these should have had a bearing on the population census result. The South exodus is not limited to Matebeleland, all provinces have people emmigrating in South Africa in large numbers.

Mr Politician 2 months ago

in my point of view yaaa vanhu tirimo munyika why as compared to last census birth rate was very low as compared to now adays cz mwana ave nemwana wakewo n women are giving birth to childrens a 24yr old boy ane vana 2 or 3 when it comes to ladies a 16yr old girl ane vana 2 so it's true census growth

Facts factos fekitosi 2 months ago

when facts become factos and factos becomes fekitosi. Indeed Matabeleland population figures are screwed. This shows how tribalism is looming in the country.

Like i always say that Shona speaking people are Biggest tribalists in this country but yet still they deny it.

See how am going to be attacked by these so called tshona speaking kwerekwere people.

Chamhamha 2 months ago

Iwe mashonja hatikulume so tinotaura navo sei mandex. Ma enumerator aiva ekuBulawayo iwe dhambi iwe

Ruin 2 months ago

Above all, you can deny that your excerrent ED Munangagwa is a rapist

yours excerrent Engrish teacha

Chiredzi 2 months ago

That's true. Zimbabwe now is about 20 million and above

Pumura 2 months ago

old pumura 😂😂😂😂

factos 2 months ago


Chris 2 months ago

Apparently in Zim now they are more Women than Men,so as Men will take 2 wives to balance the situation.

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