‘Residents clock 30 years without tap water’

Source: ‘Residents clock 30 years without tap water’ – NewsDay Zimbabwe


THE Community Water Alliance (CWA) yesterday called for urgency in addressing the water challenges in Harare’s Mabvuku-Tafara high-density suburbs where residents have gone for 30 years without running water.

CWA spokesperson Chris Gohori on Tuesday said council’s failure to provide tap water had exposed Mabvuku-Tafara residents to waterborne diseases.

He said this during the launch of borehole projects at the Later Day Adventist Church in Mabvuku.

“Some places like Mabvuku-Tafara have gone for 30 years without water,” Gohori said.

“We are now educating the Mabvuku-Tafara communities about how the coronavirus spreads.  We recently also distributed hygiene kits, soaps, sanitisers, and water pills to reduce the spread of waterborne diseases and COVID-19.”

Mercy Kasvosve, a Mabvuku-Tafara councillor said residents were using old wells which were prone to contamination by raw sewage.

“The boreholes are there, but there are so many people in Mabvuku-Tafara who fetch water from them,” Kasvosve said.


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    Dr Ace Mukadota PhD 1 year ago

    In 1980 the people voted for ZANUPF and freedom comrades. If we are unhappy today 41 years later who can we blame but ourselves.
    The people wanted ZANUPF and they have got ZANUPF for the rest of their lives. Chokwadi.