Cattle farmers in Beitbridge district are apprehensive over a looming drought. There is a genuine concern that their livestock is under threat as the pastures continue to dwindle.
Beitbridge district, located in Matabeleland South Province, generally the driest region in the country, has over 95 000 cattle. The area, however, has very few pastures.
The 2018/19 rainy season has not been favourable for the farmers. The effects of El Nino area real.
Beitbridge East MP Albert Nguluvhe said that if nothing is done on time, the farmers risk losing substantial numbers of their livestock.