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Drought in Plumtree shocks Tourism Minister Ndlovu

by Stephen Jakes
04 Feb 2020 at 11:22hrs | Views
Ravaging drought in parts of Plumtree has shocked Minister of Industry and Commerce Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu after he visited his fields in the area and found his crops in a serious wilting and drying state.

Ndlovu who is also a legislator for Bulilima East said the situation was not promising in the area considering the state of crops.

"I took a walk this morning to my field and came back depressed. This is the situation right through my Constituency in Plumtree and it's a complete disaster. We hoped to recover from the effects of the El Niño induced drought we experienced last year but this year looks like will be worse. We lost a lot of livestock particularly cattle and we can't afford to lose more," he said.

"Time for urgent mitigation measures; this years drought seriously threatens our basic rural livelihoods."

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