The donation was in addition to the $8,2 million allocated last year in response to the severe drought that affected over four million rural Zimbabweans.

The order by High Court judge Justice Nicholas Mathonsi followed an application by a Bulawayo-based mining syndicate, Easy Cash, which had sued Cary Mine Complex, Mines minister Walter Chidakwa and

The funding came barely five months after the EU allocated $8 million from the reserve of the 11th European Development Fund to address the impact of drought in Zimbabwe.