Zimbabwe’s Capital Runs Dry as Taps Cut off for 2M People 

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Zimbabwe’s capital runs dry as taps cut off for more than 2 million people; diseases feared.

The Associated Press

Buckets are seen in a queue to fetch water at a borehole in Harare, Tuesday, Sept, 24, 2019. The more than 2 million residents of Zimbabwe’s capital and surrounding towns are now without water after authorities shut down the city’s main treatment plant, raising new fears about disease after a recent cholera outbreak while the economy crumbles further. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (AP) — The more than 2 million residents of Zimbabwe’s capital and surrounding towns are now without water after authorities shut down the city’s main treatment plant. It is raising new fears about disease after a recent cholera outbreak as the economy crumbles further.

Officials in Harare have struggled to raise foreign currency to import water treatment chemicals. Meanwhile, water levels in polluted dams are dropping because of drought.

Harare City Council spokesman Michael Chideme says “everyone living in Harare is affected, they don’t have water.”

He calls it dangerous because of the risk of water-borne diseases.

The capital frequently records cases of diseases such as typhoid due to water shortages and dilapidated sewer infrastructure. Some residents are forced to get water from shallow, unsafe wells and defecate in the open.

 

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    Ndebele 5 months ago

    I think that Zanu, the CIO and Mr Shiri should arrest 10 or 12 million people for making Harare run out of water. It must be an MDC-UN plot?

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    Christopher H. D. Magadza 5 months ago

    Typical. Don’t provide the services but charge exorbitant rates, then hold the ratepayer liable.

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    njalo 5 months ago

    I often wonder what would happen if Emmerson Mnangagwa stood up in the Zimbabwean Parliament and openly invited the young Chamisa to stand beside him there and they both make a statement to the effect that it is their intention to form a new government, beginning that moment.
    Their respective parties, followers and the Press should be unaware of this action.

    Personally, I would list Mnangagwa as the bravest and most sincere of all the persons who claim to have fought for the Independence of Zimbabwe.

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    anthony simmons 5 months ago

    My,My, the Censor is slipping, actual comments on this site are RARE. !!