Zimbabwe: Drought Takes a Toll on Cattle
Justin Dlomo watches his small herd of emaciated cattle scrounge for bits of dry grass with a growing sense of dread.
“I don’t even know what to do anymore,” he says.
Worsening drought in Zimbabwe has dried up water holes, crops and pasture, leaving farmers like 56-year-old Dlomo, who lives about 120km north of Bulawayo, unable to feed their animals — and unable to sell them for much either.
“We are all selling off our livestock. Better that than watch the cattle die,” Dlomo told Thomson Reuters Foundation.