President Emmerson Mnangagwa is attending a special church service being held at the Mabelreign Methodist Church in Zimbabwe, Harare in honour of Cyclone Idai victims and affected communities.
This comes after the President declared two days of national mourning starting yesterday following the devastating Tropical Cyclone Idai, which has claimed over 150 lives, displaced hundreds and damaged a lot of infrastructure mostly in Chipinge and Chimanimani.
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UK commits US$23m to assist victims of #CycloneIdai
The United Kingdom has committed US$23 million to assist victims of #CycloneIdai in Southern Africa, British Ambassador to Zimbabwe Ms Melanie Robinson has said.
She said the British royal family, led by Queen Elizabeth II, sent letters of greetings and condolences to the people of Zimbabwe through President Mnangagwa.
She said this after an hour-long meeting with the President at his Munhumutapa Building Office in Harare.
“I was also able to say to the President myself that my condolences are with him and the people of Zimbabwe,” she said.
“I was able to tell him that the UK has already committed US$23 million which is the largest bilateral donor to the region at the moment in response to Cyclone Idai. Continue reading here…
Source – ZBC