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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Zimbabwe Update -- Now It's Cholera

Just when you think things just can't possibly get worse in Mad Bobby Mugabe's personal hell on earth, otherwise known as Zimbabwe, they do.

There are serious health fears across Harare after reports of a cholera outbreak earlier this week.

According to independent health experts in the capital, the cholera outbreak has been created by the inability of the Harare City Council to provide residents with clean water. Cholera is an extreme diarrhoeal disease whose transmission in humans is mainly by ingestion of contaminated water or food. In its most severe form cholera is one of the most rapidly fatal illnesses.

Many Harare residents have been forced to drink unsafe water from streams and wells on the outskirts of the city. Complaints also abound that the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA), is supplying people with untreated tap water. The state run ZINWA took over the administration of sewer and water reticulation from the City of Harare last year.

Read the whole thing here.

This is what happens when you turn the government over to a racist, Maoist, anti-colonialist ideologue. Ian Smith was bad, but nothing like this.