Masvingo South constituency Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Maronge has called upon government, private companies and individuals to help people who were affected by severe hailstorms last year rebuild their homes.
Dozens of families in the constituency lost their homes and some possessions to powerful hailstorms that hit the area late last year, and most of them have not yet managed to rebuild as they do not have the resources.
Maronge told TellZim News that a total number of 90 homes were affected plus several other pieces of public infrastructure. He said building materials especially roofing sheets were the most important thing being sought for.
"This is a plea to all those with the means to help to come forward to the rescue of our fellow villagers in Masvingo South who fell victim to the vagaries of weather last year. They are still struggling to rebuild and nothing has taken shape as of now. It’s a pitiful sight so let us come together and help them rebuild,” said Maronge.
He said Ward 26 was the most affected and a number of homes were destroyed.
The hail storm destroyed asbestos roofs at Masvovi Clinic, Makumbe Primary Schools, Renco Mine Primary and Chitakai Primary School.
"At the moment, the civil aviation provided tents for the clinic but we need to look at permanent solutions for this problem. The Red Cross had promised to assist but we haven’t heard from them ever since they conducted a site visit," said Maronge.