To get to Pakati area, there is a dirt road leading from Musami heading East, which crosses the Shavanhowe river by means of a low bridge at a dip in the road.
The Shavanhowe river ultimately joins the Zambezi & flows into the Indian Ocean via Mozambique. During the rainy season in Zimbabwe, November to March, the river flows much more, and at times can overrun the bridge.
During this time, the area can be cut off, meaning people can not get in or out. Trips to the city to see friends or family have to be delayed, but as the nearest hospital is in Musami at St. Pauls Mission, it can be a more serious problem. Thankfully this is a rare occasion, maybe only a couple of days a year but it makes life difficult when it does happen.