A local non-governmental organisation (NGO), the Election Resource Centre (ERC) has called on the government to plan properly to avert the damage caused by natural disasters.
While addressing the media in Harare, ERC executive director Tawanda Chimhini said:
A lot of these disasters could be managed if proper planning is done. The government must represent the people. People look up to the government for protection.
The current situation is very unfortunate and naturally, we would not want to politicise the whole process.
The government should consider prioritising possible future disasters to save lives.
98 people were killed after Tropical Cyclone Idai hit the eastern and southern parts of the country over the weekend.