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Villagers Stranded in Storm Ravaged Zimbabwe Region

Hundreds of people in Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland South region are reportedly stranded following thunderstorms that hit the province a few days ago.

Some villagers say the storms blew away roofs of their houses, killed dozens of livestock and destroyed granaries with food stocks.

Stella Ncube of Masholomoshe communal lands in Gwanda North said they have not yet received any state aid despite appealing for help a day after the storms hit the region.

Ncube said they need food, blankets, and medical supplies as they are now drawing water from unprotected sources.

Government officials in the Matabeleland South provincial capital, Gwanda, declined to comment. Relief aid workers say the government needs to act swiftly as the situation is deteriorating.