The Minister for Local Government, July Moyo, revealed that there could be as many as 300 bodies of Zimbabweans washed away by floods and now floating in Mozambique.
Minister Moyo said this during a post-cabinet media briefing in Harare Tuesday. He said:
The distress calls started coming from Kopa, in Rusitu where two rivers which converge there burst and we understand there are bodies which are floating.
Some have floated all the way into Mozambique and some of the peasants in Mozambique were calling some of our people saying that ‘we see bodies, we believe those bodies are coming from Zimbabwe.
The total number we were told there could be a hundred, some going as far as saying there could be 300 but we cannot confirm this situation; our army is going on foot to Rusitu in order to go and assess the situation on the ground.
Authorities have put the death toll from Tropical Cyclone Idai at 98 though there are hundreds of people missing from the affected areas.