Heavy rains fell across much of eastern Zimbabwe as the cyclone meandered along the nation’s border with Mozambique. The heaviest rains fell in the Chimanimani District, with accumulations reaching 200–400 mm (8–20 in).[54] Widespread flash flooding ensued, claiming at least 344 lives, with at least 257 people missing as of 7 April.[3][10] Of these deaths, at least 169 were in Chimanimani.[72] An unknown number of bodies were swept into neighboring areas of Mozambique, and at least 82 were confirmed to have been buried as far as 40 km (25 mi) into that nation.[73] At least 232 people were injured in Chimanimani.[72] An estimated 270,000 people were affected by the storm.[3]

The Chimanimani and Chipinge districts saw extensive damage with widespread flash flooding. The Nyahonde River burst its banks and inundated numerous communities. Destruction of numerous bridges and roads in eastern Chimanimani isolated many residents.[74] In the town of Chipinge, 600 houses have been destroyed and 20,000 damaged.[58] On 19 March, water overflowed the Marowanyati Dam in Murambinda, along the Mwerahari River.[75]

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