Chamisa distances his MDC party from cholera blame

Chamisa distances his MDC party from cholera blame
Published: 13 September 2018
MDC leader Nelson Chamisa, whose party controls Harare City Council, has distanced the main opposition from any blame for the deadly current cholera outbreak saying the Zanu-PF government was responsible.

Chamisa said this during his Wednesday tour of Glen View high density suburb which has been reported as the epicentre of the county's most devastating health catastrophe since the 2008-09 cholera outbreak that claimed 4,000 lives.

"We need the Central government to chip in to help. I know they owe the city council a lot of money," he said.

"They (government) must chip in and help in the situation. I am told the central government has done nothing to try and arrest the situation."

The country's latest cholera outbreak has already claimed 21 lives with 3060 suspected cases countrywide.

Chamisa, who visited Glen View Polyclinic to meet cholera patients, described the situation in capital where most deaths have been registered, as disturbing and appealed to the international community for help.

Zanu-PF and MDC have been involved in a perennial blame game on who was really involved in the running of the urban authorities with largely ceremonial councils playing second fiddle to Zanu-PF-appointed council executives.
- newzimbabwe
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