Mwarazi bridge links Headlands with Chendambuya, Nyanga, Mayo, Chinyudze, Rusape, and Maparudzi areas was Friday swept away leaving residents desperate.
The community has been relying on the Mwarazi bridge to access health facilities, schools, and agricultural markets mainly the Grain Marketing Board Depots.
Residents called for a speedy rehabilitation of the Mwarazi bridge as the disaster has forced them to use a detour which many said posed danger to life in the event of another heavy rain.
Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Felix Mhona, his deputy Mike Madiro, Minister of State for Manicaland Matsikinyeri, and other senior Government officials toured the site and expressed the need for quick action.
Minister Mhona said there was a need for quick action to ensure the Mwarazi bridge is repaired early and people continue with their economic activities.
A number of bridges, roads, and other infrastructure were destroyed during the current rain season.
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