Zimbabwe

JUST IN: Rains wash away smallholder farmers’ fields

One of the maize field in Majini area , Ward 12 , Beitbridge

Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge Bureau
Some smallholder farmers in parts of Beitbridge District are starting to plant afresh after their fields were washed away by incessant rains pounding the area.

Beitbridge Agritex officer, Mr Masauso Mawocha, said they will soon carry out a crop and livestock assessment to ascertain the extent of the damage across the district.

He said the area had so far received 75mm of rains that also damaged roads and bridges.

The broken Majini Bridge in Beitbridge West

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“In most areas the smallholder farmers have or are replanting crops in the affected fields,” said Mr Mawocha.

Relief truck navigates the badly damaged Beitbridge Ndambe road.

“You will note that some had all the crops washed away, while some had portions of their fields gone.”

HERALD