Rains spell doom for Tsholotsho villagers

1 month ago

By Providence Moyo 

Having suffered at the hands of Cyclone Dineo which ravaged their homes in 2017, Tsholotsho residents have found themselves in the same position again as incessant rains continue to destroy structures which include their homes. 

In an interview with community podium, one of the affected  residents and businessman, Jerry Mpofu who is affectionately known as Red horse  said the persistent rains have  demolished homes at Nganyana in Ward 3 under Chief Matupula.

“We are in a crisis where we don’t even know what to do because of these rains which have brought more challenges than we had  anticipated at the beginning of this rain season “, said Mpofu.

Mpofu owns a cultural centre which also happens to be his home in Tsholotsho. His kitchen and a chalet,among other belongings, have been destroyed by the unrelenting rains. 

Busani Moyo , the Ward 3 Village Head  said some of the  residents whose homes have been destroyed by the rains have sought shelter from their neighbours as a desperate last resort.

“We have experienced severe persistent rains that have left some people in this area homeless, forcing them to seek shelter from their neighbours “, said Moyo.

Moyo further bemoaned the damage caused by the rains and intimated that villagers’ hopes for good harvests  are fast fading as their  fields are flooding with rains, destroying crops in the process. 

“Whenever it gets cloudy the fear of the unknown grips us all as we don’t know what the outcome will be and even our fields are flooding with water,” said a worried Moyo


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