The Minister of State for Masvingo Province, Cde Ezra Chadzamira has warned traditional leaders and councillors against corruption and nepotism in the distribution of food aid from the government, saying those reported will face the wrath of the law.

Following a report by the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee Report which indicates that between July 2018 and February 2019, nearly 28% of the country’s population in rural communities will be food insecure with Masvingo Province topping the list, the government has been sending food aid to many of these vulnerable communities through the social welfare.

“It is known that in these areas, a lot of people are in need of food aid and remember the government has been announcing that they have got enough reserves which cover even up to next year. However, we are calling upon traditional leaders and councillors to fairly distribute this aid to everyone vulnerable, I repeat everyone vulnerable,” said Minister Chadzamira during a victory celebration rally for Chiredzi North legislator, Cde Roy Bhila held at Uswaushava secondary school.

The people of ward 16 in Chiredzi North said the election period is over and they await the fulfillment of promises starting with the construction of clinics and boreholes as the whole ward with more than 20 000 people has got no clinic.

Cde Bhila urged the people of Chiredzi North to unite and work together for the development of their area.

“It is time we come together and work for our constituency. I am aware of the work ahead of us, starting with the issue of accessibility to water, clinics and the need to empower our women and youths,” he said.

Cde Bhila won the Chiredzi North constituency in the July harmonised elections with more than 36 000 votes.