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‘This cow cannot stand up’ – drought-hit North West farmer

04 August 2015


Pella Dam is the last hope for emerging farmers in North West. (Supplied)

Pella Dam is the last hope for emerging farmers in North West. (Supplied)

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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