Most Zimbabweans have shown commitment to preventing the spread of cholera by adhering to set hygiene standards.

While the majority of people who spoke to ZBC News seem to have understood the effects of cholera and how it is transmitted, a few have shown resistance to adopting practises that prevent the spread of the deadly disease.  

A cross section of Zimbabweans in Harare has shown a general appreciation of ways of preventing the spread of cholera and typhoid.

This comes as the President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa has already pronounced that the health of every citizen remains a top priority for government.

The understanding shown by the populace brings a fresh breath of air as more precautionary measures have been taken.

Already, public gatherings have been suspended in the capital and those that work in densely populated places like Mupedzanhamo said they have put in place mechanisms to ensure people are safe from the water borne diseases.

While most people appear to be alert and heeding the call by the government, there are a few individuals who are still living in their own world.

ZBC News witnessed some people who appear to have a disregard for all the health warnings by picking rubbish from public litter bins.

In Mbare one man was looking for metal scrap from a skip bin while others were picking up different items from a similar bin right in the central business district.

Others waded through sewerage water coming from a downtown public toilet.

This week has seen the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa visiting cholera patients at Beatrice Infectious Diseases Hospital where she called on every citizen to help in stopping the spread of the disease through improved hygiene and donations. 

What is of great concern is the continued vending in the capital, a practice which has the potential to spread the disease.