is a high density suburb in Harare, Zimbabwe
. It is one of the oldest townships in Zimbabwe
Highfield is a high density suburb to the south west of Harare the capital of Zimbabwe. Popularly known as Fio in local slang. Highfield was founded on what used to be Highfields Farm
; The farm houses and the gates can still be seen at, and have become the Highfield Rutsanana Clinic and Municipal buildings in what is now Glen Norah territory; near St Peters Kubatana High School, Highfield Cemetery and Lusaka residential area. The road that used to run southwest from the Manor House across an old bridge spanning Mukuvisi River to the Seven Miles and Derbyshire areas of Waterfalls has become an integral part of Glen Norah.
Highfield is bordered by Glen Norah
(formally Baxter Farm) to the southwest, Waterfalls to the southeast, Willowvale
spanning northeast to northwest. Highfield coordinates are 17 53 28.85S by 30 59 14.72E Google Earth
.This is roughly the centre of Highfield and it marks the north eastern corner of Chengu primary school.
Highfield is the second oldest suburb (township
) in Harare, established circa 1930. It was established for black settlement during the colonial era (1892–1980), the first being Mbare/National (Harari)which gave its name to the Zimbabwe capital Harare
. Harare was a corruption of Haarari, meaning (One who never sleeps), a name given to the Zezuru
Chief of this north eastern part of Zimbabwe,... Read More