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The Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union is a registered farmers' Union. It was started on the initiative of large scale indigenous commercial farmers who entered the business of commercial farming after independence.The Union operated as an association from 1990 until it was registered as the Indigenous Commercial Farmer Union in 1996. The union has since changed its name to Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union (Z.C.F.U), and its mandate is now to serve commercial farmers irrespective of the size of the farm.


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Cyclone to hit southern Zimbabwe

A satellite image of a cyclone

Bongani Ndlovu, Chronicle Correspondent
THE Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned that a tropical cyclone might hit the country on Thursday with Matabeleland South, Masvingo and Manicaland provinces expected to be the hardest hit.

In a statement, the MSD said the cyclone may result in extreme flooding.

“The Meteorological Services Department wishes to issue a high alert for tropical cyclone-type rainfall that is forecast from Thursday 16 to Monday 20 February 2017.

“The areas likely to be impacted most are Masvingo and Matabeleland South provinces as well as the southern areas of Manicaland Province,” read the statement.

“Tropical cyclones are preceded by very strong and damaging winds followed by extreme flooding. The MSD is closely monitoring the situation and will issue another alert as soon as the level of significance warrants it.”

The MSD said in case of heavy rains and flooding, if possible, people should stay indoors and off the roads.

“Avoid crossing flooded rivers and swollen streams where the depth is unknown. Avoid driving on a road covered by water and be very cautious at night when it’s harder to recognise flood dangers. In case of severe thunderstorms, if outdoors, seek shelter immediately but do not seek shelter under a tree or in isolated sheds,” the MSD said...Read More