Contradicting Zimbabwean government statements that a recent deadly outbreak of
cholera in Chitungwiza and incidents of water-borne disease in Harare
have been brought under control, the Combined Harare Residents Association said
residents of the capital and the surrounding region still face a high risk of communicable disease.
association said authorities are doing little to tackle the ultimate source of
the threat by providing a reliable supply of clean water and repairing
sewage systems which have badly deteriorated, releasing infectious pollutants.
Harare Residents Association Information Officer Justice Mavedzenge
told reporter Jonga Kandemiiri of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that his association has received
reports of 23 cases of diarrheal disease, raising fears cholera may be striking
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