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Umguza residents endure 15 years without water

THE MATABELELAND Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) has produced a documentary chronicling the water crisis at  Umguza’s Mbundane suburb where residents have had no running water for the past 15 years.
Mbundane is located in Umguza’s ward 16 within the Bulawayo City Council jurisdiction, which has created the confusion as to which local authority is supposed to service the area.
“We have one borehole the whole of Mbundane and it’s not enough to service the community,” said one resident in the documentary.
“Other boreholes were drilled, but they are not working.”
Another resident said due to shortage of boreholes and clean water sources, some residents ended up collecting water from unprotected water sources, exposing themselves to water borne diseases.
“When we bought these stands we were told that they were serviced, which is not true,” the resident


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