For Zimbabweans, suffering is becoming all too routine in places where many are left to eat dumped rubbish. FRANCE 24's Alex Duval Smith spoke with some of them.
According to Stella Allberry, secretary of health for the opposition party MDC-M: “
The sanitary situation in
Zimbabweans have not been governed for nearly a year. Its leaders are locked in disagreement over a power-sharing deal. And there's still very little to look for beyond the immediate horizon.
World leaders have accused President Robert Mugabe of failing his country as inflation spirals out of control and hunger and thirst become a way of life for millions. Most recently the US ambassador to Harrare, James McGee, accused Mugabe of "criminal negligence."
In an editorial for South Africa's Sunday Times newspaper, McGee said that Mugabe was consciously diverting precious resources for personal gain. "Instead of spending scarce resources on water purification chemicals that might stop the cholera epidemic," McGee writes, "they are manipulating currency to make a personal profit."
Date created : 2008-12-14