Villagers from drought-stricken Tsholotsho have asked the government to assist them as the drought that hit Zimbabwe last year’s devastating effects have left them worse off and with no outside assistance like their counterparts in other regions in Matabeleland, New Zimbabwe reports.
Speaking to the publication, one of the villagers Silas Ndlovu said:
Our livestock is now facing challenges because of the shortage of water and we do not even have dams.
Our cattle now have nothing to eat. This drought is unbearable, and we have no idea what to do in order to make ends meet.
Last year, we never had any good harvests because there were no rains. We are now appealing to the government to help us.
Other people like in Plumtree and other areas are getting help from NGOs but here in Tsholotsho, we are stranded and we are buying food on our own and if you do not have money, you are in trouble
We are kindly appealing to the government to help us with some money so that we start some projects which can help us raise funds.
For example, they can drill some boreholes for us so that we can grow some vegetables for sell,
The 2019 drought left 8 million people in need of food aid and over 45 000 cattle dead in Masvingo, Midlands and Matabeleland.
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