Mnangagwa walks across a rocky stream to get to the Chimanimani Hospital in Ngangu township [Tendai Marima/Al Jazeera]

Chimanimani, Zimbabwe – President Emmerson Mnangagwa has flown into a mountainous town on Zimbabwe’s eastern border with Mozambique to visit the survivors of a devastating cyclone that has killed scores of people and caused widespread damage.

Since Cyclone Idai hit on Friday evening, the farming town of Chimanimani has been largely cut off from the rest of the country, with bridges destroyed and routes blocked due to mudslides and fallen trees.

Mnangagwa on Wednesday cut across a rocky stream as he visited patients in the Chimanimani District Hospital in Ngangu township. 

Boulders fell down the mountain slopes blocking all paths to the hospital, while trickles of floodwater

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