Heavy rains bring bittersweet for Swazi farmers

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Lavumisa, Swaziland (PANA) - Whilst a majority of Swazi farmers are pleased with the current heavy rainfall in many parts of this tiny Southern African kingdom, others have expressed agony that rainstorms have devastated their crops.
Lavumisa is one such area that has been left hopeless after heavy storms accompanied by lightening compmletely devastated maize crops there.

The storms also ravished all maize fields in other areas such as Gege on the border with Mpumalanga's Piet Retief town in South Africa.

To make matters worse, lightening instantly killed two women and severely injured another in Gege town on Friday while they were weeding their maize fields.

But most of the drought-stricken areas in the lowveld have shown promising and healthy signs for growing crops.

In eastern Swaziland, crops are growing well and farmers are praying for more heavy rains until March when most of the maize crops would reach maturity.

Pan African News Agency
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