Over two million Zimbabweans face food shortage

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. His country faces food shortage with a study showing that at least 2.2 million Zimbabweans will need food aid between January and March 2014. President Mugabe’s Zanu PF party denies accusations that the land reform programme meant to give land back to landless blacks destroyed agriculture. PHOTO|FILE.

What you need to know:

  • Four provinces – Matabeleland South, Masvingo, Midlands and Manicaland – face dire food shortages.
  • Zimbabwe, once regarded the bread basket of Africa, started experiencing serious food deficits over a decade ago after President Robert Mugabe’s government embarked on a violent land reform programme.

HARARE, Wednesday

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