30 Hectares Of Wheat Burnt To Ashes In Mvurwi4 years ago
A farmer in Mashonaland Central province lost 30 hectares of wheat due to a veld fire. The farmer has been identified as Maidei Maswi who is a ZANU PF official in the province. The wheat had been planted under the command agriculture programme. Only 10 hectares of wheat were saved. Speaking about the fire incident, Maswi said
We saw a cloud of smoke in the air last week on Wednesday at around 10 am at our neighbouring farm and we knew someone had started a veld fire. Since it was very windy, we became very alert, but unfortunately, the fire blew into my 40 hectares of wheat. Thirty hectares were written off and we managed to save only 10 hectares.