Severe hunger is forcing Zimbabweans to cross Lake Kariba into Zambia in search food in the Namafulo, Mweeba and Kanchindu areas in Chief area in Sinazongwe District.
A local businessman Dodo Sindaza said most of the Zimbabweans are old men, women, and youths.
Mr. Sindaza said the situation was bad because the Zimbabweans were selling chickens at K3, 000 each, to enable them buy a bag of mealie-meal. He said the hunger-striken Zimbabweans do not know much about the Zambian currency and end up selling their commodities below the market value.
One Zimbabwean Tolo Munkombwe said the hunger situation in Zimbabwe was unbearable as there was completely no food in that country. Mr. Munkombwe said all the shops were closed because there was no food in them and people have no money with which to buy commodities.
He said schools in Binga town have been closed and teachers have run away due to food shortage.Mr. Munkombwe who is from Siamwenya Village in Binga Town said people have resorted to batter system because the Zimbabwean currency has lost value.
“If you want to jump on a bus to go to any town from Binga, drivers are demanding to be paid a bag of mealie-meal which is difficult to come accross,” Mr. Munkombwe said.