Chitungwiza residents are up in arms with their local authority for failing to rehabilitate a sewer system which has become an eye sore for almost a year.

Commotion rocked Chitungwiza when a sewer was blocked after a main hole cover collapsed.

More than a year after the incident occurred, a temporary cover has emerged as a facade to pedestrians, with the local authority failing to find a lasting solution.

Chitungwiza Unit J Extension ward 6 has become a death trap for residents who have had to endure hostile conditions that have become a major health risk.

Residents have expressed their enmity with the living conditions they have to endure as they as are forced to live with a squalid odour in their area.

“We are appealing to the council to do something. This is not healthy for us. We are not even getting water here. It is almost two months without water in our houses,” said one of the disgruntled residents.

Parents are now living on constant guard as they fear for the health and safety of their children.

“We are now living in fear that our children will fall in these sewerages. Last month my child fell into the sewer. We are not happy at all,” added another resident.

Mrs Gurupira, an elderly resident who stays close to the primary source of the sewerage, is on the verge of selling her house and has since migrated from her home where the pungent odour is the order of the day.

Efforts to get a comment from Chitungwiza Unit J Extension ward 6 MDC Alliance Councillor, Fungai Magadzire were fruitless as he was unavailable.