Harare ‑ Heavy rains caused flash floods in Zimbabwe caused widespread disturbances.
In eastern parts of the country, a hailstorm that swept through on Thursday, destroyed property worth thousands of dollars.
In the capital, Harare Central Hospital staff had a torrid time battling with scooping out water which had flooded the children’s ward.
At Delta Beverages maheu (non-alcoholic home-brewed drink made of thin, slightly fermented maize-meal porridge) plant, a section of a precast security wall was razed to the ground.
In Checheche, about 520km south-east of the capital, a ferocious hailstorm hit homes, schools and churches, leaving substantial damage though no official reports of injuries or death were recorded.