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Waterborne Disease "Timebomb" Warning For Kwekwe, Zimbabwe


The current power shortages bedeviling the country could trigger fresh waterborne disease outbreaks with Kwekwe now sitting on a time bomb, a senior official in the Midlands city has warned. Added to this is a crippling shortage of water treatment chemicals, a problem that has also affected Harare. Kwekwe City Director of Works, John Mhike, said while water treatment plants are supposed to be strategic areas, Zesa has had no choice but to switch them off, creating an untenable situation.