Zimbabwe: Hunger claims ‘US plot’

Agriculture Minister Joseph Made said the report was part of western plans to destabilise Zimbabwe ahead of elections due in March, state media reported.

A US-funded food monitoring body said last week that almost six million Zimbabweans would need food aid before the next harvest.

The opposition accuses the government of using food as a political tool.

They say the government refuses international food aid in order to retain control of its distribution, which the government rejects.