Cyclone Idai

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    Mutare City Council bans use of farm-bricks

    MUTARE City Council in compliance to Environmental Management Agency (EMA) banned the use of farm bricks in the City.This was said by Mutare Spokesperson Spren Mutiwi on Mutare Residents whatsApp platform. “Council in compliance to the Environmental Management Agency Order banned the use of farmbricks in the city. “The ban was also necessitated by the Cyclone Idai disaster. “The idea behind the ban…

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    Thieves create fake WhatsApp cyclone alers, then loot deserted villages

    WHEN tropical storm Chalane threatened Zimbabwe weeks ago, government authorities and aid agencies sprang into action, having learned lessons from the destruction and loss of life caused by cyclones in 2019. As authorities sent alert messages to villagers ahead of the cyclone, some enterprising thieves created fake WhatsApp messages of danger for villagers to hurriedly leave their homes, grocery shops…

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    Cyclone Idai health workers still unpaid, 2 years later

    HEALTH workers who provided support during the March 2019 Cyclone Idai disaster are still to be paid their allowances almost two years after the devastating cyclone which left hundreds of people dead and thousands displaced. Chipinge District Hospital was designated a referral facility which catered for victims from Chimanimani and Chipinge. Nurses, general hands and other supporting staff have not…

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