Chitungwiza also popularly known as Chi-Town is located approximately 30 kilometres south-east of the Harare city centre.
It was formed in 1978 from three townships: Seke, Zengeza, and St Marys. From early 2000s another township named Manyame Park (New St Marys) was established making them four then in the mid 2000s another township named Rockview was also formed to make it 5 main townships.
St Mary's is popularly known for being the oldest suburb in Chitungwiza.
Its most distinguished historical figure is the svikiro Pasipamire (spirit medium) who channelled the spirit of Chaminuka.
The name Chitungwiza is derived from *Dungwiza ra Chaminuka*(an impenetrable growth of thorny bushes) which was the shrine used by Pasipamire who was a svikiro (spirit medium) who channelled the spirit of Chaminuka back in the 19th century. He is remembered for predicting the colonisation of the country by the British
Chitungwiza is also well known as the home of some famous people in Zimbabwe including the late John Chibadura (Mr Chitungwiza also Longest reigning King of Sungura), Charles Charamba, Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa, Prophet Walter Magaya, and Alick Macheso but to name a few.