(Last Updated on May 2, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
ZIMBABWE – Several families from Mutasa district, Manicaland are appealing for assistance after a hailstorm hit the area on Friday night leaving many stranded without proper shelter and food supplies.
According to assessments carried out by the district coordinating team made up of councillors from the area, many lost properties including house roofs, fowl runs, crops among other things destroyed while there are reports of several people injured in the process.
“…Several cases of injured people who were hit by falling roofing sheets and collapsing walls have been received. 5 people were taken to Mwoyoweshumba clinic where they received treatment and were sent back home to recuperate.
“Our community needs all the help it can get from well wishers, government, development partners and the Zimbabwe community at large. We experienced the philanthropic nature and culture of Zimbabweans during the Cyclone Idai and other such disasters where lots of support was rendered by our generous citizens, corporates and organizations. I am appealing for the same spirit to prevail as we seek to quickly restore this community to its state of comfort,” read a report from Mutasa Central member of parliament Trevor Saruwaka.
He added that help was needed in the form of foodstuff, blankets and building material.
Saruwaka added that those who want to assist can contact District Coordinator’s office, Ms Caroline Mudawiwo. Her number is 0774710722.