Chief Marange appeals for food aid

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BY KENNETH NYANGANI

CHIEF Bernard Marange yesterday appealed to government to provide food aid to villagers under his jurisdiction.

“There is hunger here in Marange. It is difficult to explain the hunger we are facing here in Marange. We are appealing to the government to help us,” Chief Marange told NewsDay.

“We held a meeting with villagers and they told me that they don’t have anything to eat because there were no rains to talk about.”

There are fears that several parts of the country face drought-induced hunger owing to the erratic rains and prolonged dry spell. Some crops have wilted and villagers fear any late rains will do little to save the situation.

Chief Marange’s remarks came days after Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga also said the country was facing food shortages owing to the poor rains. He was addressing Zanu PF supporters at a rally in Mutare.

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