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Zimbabweans donate cattle to African Union after Mugabe appeal

Staff Writer |
Zimbabwean farmers have donated "thousands" of cattle to the African Union (AU) Foundation following an appeal by President Robert Mugabe, the state-run Herald newspaper reports.

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The donation is intended to help the pan-African body to rely less on foreign donors, it added.

The cattle had been auctioned, and Mugabe would hand the money to the AU on Monday, the report said.

The donation comes amid a severe cash and food crisis in Zimbabwe

Last year, more than four million people were in need of food aid in the southern African state after rains failed.

However, there has been a bumper harvest this year, with the country expected to be self-sufficient for the first time in years.

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