ZIMBABWE is suffering from yet another cholera outbreak, with cases being reported from around the country.
Chitungwiza, Midlands, Manicaland, Masvingo and Mashonaland Central provinces are all reporting cases of cholera, although all the cases so far have been traced to Harare.
Something is clearly wrong with Harare water, and has been since the turn of the millennium.
The debate about the quality of the drinking water in the capital has been going on for the best part of nearly two decades. In 1998, then executive mayor Solomon Tawengwa− late − had to choose between building a mayoral mansion and fixing the capital’s water problems. He chose to build the mansion, which eventually cost Z$65 million (about US$5,7 million).