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see MutareMutare
, formerly Umtali
, city (1992 est. pop. 131,400), E Zimbabwe, near the Mozambique border. Mutare is the commercial center for a rich agricultural and gold-mining region.
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a city in the eastern part of Southern Rhodesia, on the railroad line between Salisbury and Beira (Mozambique). Population, 46,000 (1973, including suburbs). Umtali is the commercial center of an agricultural and mining region. Industry includes canning, the assembly of motor vehicles, and the manufacture of textiles and wearing apparel.

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81) "Gapping" the patrol could be justified by the argument that the Umtali refinery was inoperable; not having refined oil since January 1966, the facility could resume doing so only after a lengthy recommissioning process.
The most successful raid of the year [1976] was on 9 August against Nyadzonya, one of the terrorists' main camps about 50 miles east of Umtali.
From there they travelled to Umtali (now Mutare) where, on reaching Rhodesian territory, they were able to receive improved medical care and rest.
Two years later, the Umtali to Harare sector opened and when the two lines were connected in 1902, over 3,500km of continuous rail track existed from Cape Town, via Botswana, and through Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) to the port of Beira on Mozambique's Indian Ocean seaboard.
Ironically, the fight that follows when Tambu discovers his acts of sabotage provides Tambu with the opportunity to sell her mealies in Umtali.