Midlands Lost 6000 Cattle Due To The 2019 Drought – Report

Farmers in Midlands lost over 6000 beasts due to the drought that ravaged Zimbabwe in 2019, The Chronicle reports.

This was revealed by Midlands Provincial Crop and Livestock Officer, Mrs Medlinah Magwenzi who said:

Before the coming of the rains which have been received in parts of the province, farmers had lost over 6 000 head of cattle to drought. The most affected districts being Gokwe North and South and Mberengwa.

Here the statistics are only for the reported cases. Some farmers are not reporting meaning the number could be far more than this.

The drought also claimed 21000 cattle in Matabeleland and 13000 in Masvingo, while over 115 elephants died at Hwange National Park. 

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