Water crisis

  • Local

    No water in Bulawayo for 2 days

    BULAWAYO will be without water supply for 48 hours due to worsening power outages that is affecting the country. The water shedding is “prompted by continued power cuts,” which have left the city’s reservoirs unable to pump water, Christopher Dube, the town clerk said in an emailed statement on Friday. Only industry, mines and the city center will be exempt.…

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  • Local

    Bulawayo grapples terrible water crisis, diseases

    In November every year, Zimbabwe’s second-largest city, Bulawayo, explodes into a magnificent riot of colour as the majestic purple jacaranda and the flame-red flamboyant trees bloom, transforming the wide tree-lined streets into a glorious spectacle. But beneath this blissful veneer of blossoms is a troubled city struggling to come to terms with a devastating shortage of water and the resultant…

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  • Business Briefs

    Water crisis forces United Refineries to suspend operations

    BULAWAYO-based household products producer, United Refineries Limited (URL) has suspended operations due to an acute water crisis ravaging the country’s second largest city. Perennial water shortages are among the reasons for Bulawayo’s gradual loss of its status as Zimbabwe’s industrial hub. In the past decade, many firms have relocated to Harare and other cities where there is regular supply of…

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