Almost 1 000 villagers from Matarutse B area in Mberengwa East who were victims of floods in the 2016/17 season have received food assistance through the benevolence of an organisation, the Adam Molai Foundation.

During the handover ceremony, the chairman of the foundation, Mr Itai Watinaye said they are responding to the reality that in moments of disaster organisations must partner government.

Legislator for the area, Cde Makhosini Hlongwane lauded the gesture saying government is appreciative of any such acts of kindness.

The people who were victims of the floods also expressed gratitude.

Traditionally a semi arid area, last season’s floods hit Mberengwa sweeping away roads, bridges and other facilities while affecting agricultural activities in the process.