DISASTER: New government houses commissioned by President Mnangagwa damaged


Four of the 28 government staff houses commissioned by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Beitbridge on Wednesday suffered roof damage during a storm just hours after the official ceremony.

Strong winds blew zinc roofing sheets from a nearby house onto the four properties, causing damage to the asbestos roofing.

The freak incident took place at around 3PM after Mnangagwa had left for a Zanu PF rally at Dulivhadzimo Stadium.

Zinc roofing sheets from the neighbour’s house, identified only as Ndou, could be seen lying near the new houses commissioned by Mnangagwa just a few hours earlier.

Faith Tamirepi, a tenant at Ndou’s house, told ZimLive: “The roof was partially blown off during a storm and our property was soaked.

“We picked some of the roofing sheets at those new houses and we’re just waiting for the owner of the house.”

No-one was injured, she said.

Mnangagwa commissioned the 28 new houses which are part of 52 built so far to accommodate government workers in the border town – Zimbabwe’s gateway to South Africa.

– ZimLive

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