04 August 2015
By News24 Correspondent
Madikwe – In deep rural North West, emerging farmers hit by severe drought have lost hope, saying their starving cattle are too weak to walk to the nearest dam to drink water.
“This cow is just bones covered in skin. It has been here for days now. There is no water. The boreholes, wells and dams have dried up. Their nearest dam with water is over 50km away. This cow will not make it to the dam,” says John Machaila, standing at the Thomasloop cattle pen near Moubane village.
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