TSHOLOTSHO district was one of the areas hardest hit by floods last year and as heavy rains pound the country again this month there are genuine fears of a repeat of the suffering that visited most homesteads there.
STATE security agents in Tsholotsho on Monday barred Harare-based non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from touring the district to assess the dam in the district.
Three border gates between South Africa and Botswana remain closed due to flooding. They were closed last week after the Limpopo River overflowed.
Cape Town – South African aid foundation Gift of the Givers says it has raised R2m in supplies for victims of Zimbabwe’s recent floods.
INFORMATION and Broadcasting Services minister, Jonathan Moyo has praised Southern Eye after the paper exposed the neglect of Tsholotsho flood victims forcing the government to act this week.
THE government yesterday finally responded to the outcry of frustrated flood victims in Tsholotsho with a five-member ministerial team stampeding to donate 30 tonnes of maize, three tonnes of mealie-meal, blankets and kapenta fish to some affected villages in the flood hit Matabeleland North district.
MDC-T Tsholotsho North MP Roseline Nkomo has expressed anger at repeated snubbing by government officials when visiting her constituency to mitigate on flooding and poaching problems.
THE government yesterday dispatched at least 11 ministers to flood-hit areas in Tsholotsho almost a month after disaster struck in the Matabeleland North district.
THE GOVERNMENT has dispatched a high-powered ministerial team to Tsholotsho, Matabeleland North in response to a Southern Eye expose on the plight of the flood victims in that district.
MORE than 50 passengers on Monday narrowly escaped death by drowning when an Ajay Motorways bus they were travelling in attempted to cross the flooded Embakwe River in Mangwe following a three-day downpour in the area.