Government says it will study further the nature of Cyclone Idai to determine what transpired when it hit Chimanimani and Chipinge areas.
This comes amid reports tremors were felt prior to the cyclone. Government also seeks to get a clear explanation for the huge boulders that destroyed infrastructure and human life. This was said by President Mnangagwa when he addressed a Methodist Church in Zimbabwe congregation at a mourning ceremony in Mabelreign, Harare yesterday. Said Mnangagwa:
We need to investigate what really transpired when the cyclone hit these hard-hit areas. Some people reported feeling tremors before the storm. There is an area in Rusitu, Manicaland were there was a business centre, police station, lodges, banana plantation and agriculture extension officers. The policemen, business people and extension officers were all swept away.
Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister July Moyo said it was important to study the nature of the cyclone. Said Moyo:
We are also beginning to study the nature of that cyclone and need to see if there are other related effects that may not necessarily be the cyclone itself and that area we now need to look at it to get an understanding of what transpired. You cannot explain the stones, the boulders that have come in the rivers. They do not seem to have come from the mountains but they are there and they are the ones which destroyed the villages.