Harare was a protector warrior of the Shona and had great strength in his hair. He had great thick dreads that always alerted him of any danger. His young wife betrayed him and cut his hair while he slept.
Harare's strength is said to have been in his hair. Which had never been spoiled from the time he was born. He had the longest & thickest dreads and his great strength, knowledge & intelligence all alive in his hair. God gave him the power to protect this land. His strength and knowledge was so great his name reach all borders of the earth such that kings and queens visited his great lands to meet him. This is the story about Haarari where the Shona people came up with name for Zimbabwe capital city Harare.