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Many Suburbs of Harare, Zimbabwe, Without Water Due to Electric Power Cuts

  • Sithandekile Mhlanga

Combined Harare Residents Association Chairman Simbarashe Moyo told VOA Studio 7 reporter Sithandekile Mhlanga that most Harare suburbs have been without water for two to seven days

Many suburbs of the Zimbabwean capital of Harare were without water Thursday due to an expansion of power cuts by the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority which is performing maintenance on its Kariba Dam Power Station, Harare City Council officials said.

ZESA has confirmed that water supplies were disrupted due to power cuts, but said it is not solely to blame for the latest crisis as many pipes in the capital have serious leaks.

Combined Harare Residents Association Chairman Simbarashe Moyo told VOA Studio 7 reporter Sithandekile Mhlanga that most Harare suburbs have been without water for two to seven days and that angry residents are threatening to stage demonstrations.

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