The Civil Protection Unit (CPU) has been forced to suspend the relocation of flood victims in Masvingo as most of them are reluctant to leave their ancestral land.
Masvingo Provincial administrator and CPU chairperson in the province, Mr Fungai Mbetsa said:
We are not going to relocate anyone in Masvingo because the families whose homes were damaged by floods are adamant that they want to go back to their homes. Our teams are still on the ground assessing the total cost of damage caused by the floods so that we can come up with the total extent of the damage and the amount of resources required for rebuilding.
According to Mbetsa, every family that was affected by the floods received a tent for temporary accommodation, two 50kg bags of maize and rice enough to last a month.