42 victims of Tropical Cyclone Idai have so far been positively identified and buried in Ngangu, Chimanimani.
Public Service Minister Sekai Nzenza told the media that the government has given $1 000 to every family that lost a relative although the figure could be raised. Said Nzenza:
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We are in the process of burying the deceased and the army has managed to reach Ngangu where 42 victims have been positively identified and buried using the local traditional customs.
We are following our customs that people are buried according to their tradition. We don’t want a situation where tomorrow people will say the victims were buried in the wrong places or there were mass burials.
We are talking to Chiefs Saurombe, Ngorima. We are glad they have the same totem which is Chirandu. So their tradition is the same.
… We have started with $1 000 per family per burial but this morning minister July Moyo (Local Government) said we might have to increase the funding and we are also supporting with food.
According to local MP Joshua Sacco, Kopa Growth Point was the most affected by Tropical Cyclone Idai in the province.
Sekai Nzenza is the current Minister of Industry and Commerce in the Government of Zimbabwe. She is also a writer and an international development consultant specialising in NGO accountability, health, microenterprise and human rights. She was born in rural Zimbabwe and trained as a nurse... Read More About Sekai Nzenza