The Cholera outbreak, which hit parts of Harare’s western high density suburbs, is reportedly under control and health services personnel together with civic society organisations have put in place control measures to deal with suspected cases.

Harare City Council Acting Director Health Services, Dr Clemence Duri said 106 people were admitted at Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital, while three cases of community deaths are being investigated. 

Dr Duri also urged residents to ensure they drink safe water.

Harare Mayor, Councilor Herbert Gomba visited Glenview polyclinic to assess the situation.

The mayor got an update on the situation on the ground and welcomed the assistance the city was getting from various partners to contain the outbreak.

Meanwhile, some residents in Harare’s Glen Norah B suburb are living in fear of a cholera outbreak owing to constant flow of raw sewage which they attributed to Harare City Council’s alleged unprocedural allocation of a stand to the AFM church over sewer pipes in 2014.

The church’s leadership at AFM Dunamis Revival Centre refused to comment and requested for our reporter’s contact, saying the church’s policy doesn’t allow them to speak to the press and the Secretary General would contact them later.