Farms denuded for wood

BULAWAYO - Firewood has become the only source of accessible energy for cooking in urban centres due to the everyday power-cuts by the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority.
In Bulawayo's peri-urban areas, the selling of firewood has become a brisk business among new settlers on farms appropr

iated from white farmers. Trucks and scotch-carts loaded with fresh wood for sale have become the norm.
Local environmentalists have expressed concern over the destruction of woodlands. – Francis Sibanda

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