"I was going to somewhere called Filabusi, which was so remote I hadn't even heard of it."
Public DomainFilabusi - Credit: Babakathy

Filabusi was founded in 1899 as a mining settlement centred around Fred mine. The name is a European take on the Ndebele name Mfilubuso which means ‘to create a face’. The possible reason for this name comes from a story that a local was killed by an arrow that struck him in the face.

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