Residents of Chegutu’s Pfupajena high density suburb are living in fear of a cholera outbreak as burst sewer pipes have gone unattended to for over a month now.

For a suburb that is traditionally the epicentre of cholera outbreaks in recent years, residents of Chegutu’s Pfupajena area can only imagine the worst whenever they see burst sewer pipes.

Literally swimming in sewer on a day-to-day basis, this is the nightmare they have learnt to accept as the “normal”.

Unfortunately, they have no option, with the local authority turning a blind eye on the situation for over a month now.

Chegutu West legislator member of the National Assembly Honourable Dexter Nduna condemned the local authority for neglecting their duty.

“The local authority should own up and attend to the situation to avert the cholera outbreak which is looming,” said Honourable Nduna.

Efforts to get a comment from the council officials were fruitless as their phones went unanswered.

Meanwhile, the effluent continue flowing as if to spite the Chegutu folks whose concerns do not look like they will be addressed anytime soon.