Haunted by Idai: 'We climbed trees or drowned'

20 May 2020 - 08:00 By Emile Bosch and Alaister Russell
This lake near Begaja was dry ground before Cyclone Idai - now the water is knee-deep in parts.
This lake near Begaja was dry ground before Cyclone Idai - now the water is knee-deep in parts.
Image: Alaister Russell

A year on, Mozambican villages still bear the indelible scars of a merciless cyclone. 

We return to the area to find people grappling with raw memories of the disaster, and its cruel after-effects.

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