Cholera Fears As Masvingo Runs Dry

The town has been dry despite being host to one of the largest inland dams, Lake Mutirikwe/Kyle.

Many residents could be seen moving door to door searching for water from people with boreholes at their premises.

“I am tired of begging for water. I used to seek the precious liquid from friends with boreholes,” said one resident.

Masvingo City council Mayor, Alderman Femius Chakabuda attributed the water shortages to power outages that have seen them failing to pump water.

“It is a matter of power cuts. We have three consecutive days without power, and we could not pump water for residents, said Chakabuda.

The Masvingo United Residents and Ratepayers Association (MURRA) blasted the Movement for Democratic Change dominated council for failing to act ‘on things that
are priorities.’

“The water cuts are a matter of life and death. Four days without a drop of water. It is really shocking. The city fathers should set their priorities,” said Murra spokesperson Tendai Mutungira.

MURRA said it will take to the streets if the hiccup fails to be settled within 24 hours.

“Everybody is affected-town high density and low density residents. If nothing happens, by Saturday, we will take to the streets,” Mtungira said.