Zim town hit ‘Day Zero’ 20 years ago

KADOMA- A town in Zimbabwe, Kadoma may not be one of the major cities in the country but the town central to Zimbabwe, has not had water for now 20 years.

Many mining towns and farming farms have had their taps drained for two decades, the town is a two hour drive from south-west of Harare.

Residents in the area are complaining that their children are leaving school because they do not have a supply of water and their children leave for school without taking a bath.

State run newspaper the Herald interviewed local resident chairperson Wikirosi Mutizira said, “Water is a major challenge in Kadoma (and) in some areas residents have not received the precious liquid from their taps for more than 20 years now,”

“I have children who are almost completing their secondary school who have never used a shower in their lifetime and it’s such a pity,” said Tichaona Masero, of Kadoma’s Rimuka suburb. “I have since removed outside taps as they are of no use because they risk being stolen.”

Resident of Westview suburb Anatancia Nduku  said residents go to the bush and a nearby maize fields as toilets, raising  health risks.

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