Breaking News

Burombo flats in Makokoba a health time bomb- MP Toffa

by Stephen Jakes
04 October 2018 | 3037 Views
Burombo Flats in Bulawayo
MDC legislator Jasemine Toffa has insinuated that Buromboi Flats in Bulawayo are a serious healthy time bomb considering the fact that the house over 1000 people.

"I would like to first of all thank you very much for indulging me and allowing me to ask the Minister this question. This is a very important issue as has been stated by everyone and it actually concerns the lives of people," she said.

"The Minister spoke about fast, prompt and rapid response.  I would like to find out - is this accessible to the people?  My reason for saying this is because I would like to present to the Minister a live situation in Bulawayo.  We have a place called Burombo Flats.  Burombo Flats houses over 1000 people mostly elderly people looking after orphans.  Burombo Flats has got burst pipes with running raw sewer, sometimes running through the houses."

She said the situation has prevailed for over two weeks and there are people showing symptoms of running tummies and vomiting.




"They have sought help and people come maybe from the Ministry and council, look at this place and go away.  The last advice that they were given is they were told to clean up the raw sewer.  Now, the Minister spoke about wheelbarrows, gloves and shovels and these old people have not been issued with these tools. Why also should the residents clean these on their own?  We are talking about old people and they are saying, “mtanami akeliyesikhulumela, bathi batisikline sikline njani.  Do we need to wait until the people of Burombo die?" she told parliament.

"It is a high density area and so we are talking of a time bomb.  We are talking of 49 people that have died.  How many more people do we need to die?  So, I would like to implore the Minister to treat this as a matter of urgency.  Can you please render some aid to the people of Burombo Flats by as early as tomorrow?"



MDC legislator Buromboi Flats Jasemine Toffa

Source: Byo24News

Comments

Latest News

Chamisa and Mnangagwa mourn Sri Lanka martyrs

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 592 Views

Multiple inconsistencies in Mr Multiverse Dungani's article. - I do no...

by Thulani Nkala | 21 April 2019 | 275 Views

'Biti and Welshman Ncube must not contest at congress'

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 1858 Views

Zanu-PF begins constitutional amendments - Zanu-PF has started the pro...

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 1389 Views

Rugare Gumbo snubs Mnangagwa & Zanu-PF

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 7340 Views

Chamisa clinches victory

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 6123 Views

White farmers told to pay ex-workers first - WHITE commercial farmers ...

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 1356 Views

'Foreign aid will not bail out Zimbabwe'

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 1583 Views

'Peasant farmers now driving Zimbabwe's economy' - THE agricultural se...

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 491 Views

192 Zimbabweans refused entry into South Africa - MORE than 107 000 pe...

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 2136 Views

Criminals cash in on lost IDs, certificates - CUNNING criminals are ea...

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 682 Views

Matebeleland Collective a ZANU PF and British creation?

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 864 Views

Dreaded CIO Minister in fresh mine wrangle storm

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 1558 Views

George Charamba gets baptism of fire

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 4378 Views

WATCH: Chiyangwa turns his 34 bedroom house into a hotel

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 3908 Views

President Mnangagwa's Easter message to Zimbabwe

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 1696 Views

'Mnangagwa and Enock Sithole were not crocodile gang members'

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 2947 Views

'Mnangagwa's advisor is a CIO double agent'

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 10343 Views

WATCH: Pastor kisses a woman to remove a demon - A video of a Pastor k...

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 4022 Views

Mujuru denies Mnangagwa's visit

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 6174 Views

Valerio Sibanda's war time exploits

by Dr Milton, Chemhuru | 21 April 2019 | 6231 Views

Mohadi seeking to turn the tables on ex-wife

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 1987 Views

Chinamasa 'brushes off' sanctions mantra

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 2105 Views

Opposition will not observe ballot paper printing: Mangwana

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 2504 Views

Mnangagwa must apologise for his role in gukurahundi genocide

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 686 Views

Hailstorm kills one, displaces families - A hailstorm ravaged parts of...

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 538 Views

Serial rapist arrested - Police have arrested a 36-year-old man in the...

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 617 Views

Brooklyn bus inferno survivor wants compensation

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 643 Views

Entertainment

Charambas drop videos

by Staff reporter | 17 April 2019 | 1246 Views

Jah Prayzah dares UK fans

by Staff reporter | 17 April 2019 | 3442 Views

Bekezela wants his music to appeal to Zimbabweans - South Africa-based...

by Staff reporter | 17 April 2019 | 187 Views

Olinda and Tytan welcome new born baby

by newzimbabwe | 11 April 2019 | 896 Views

Bev looks to conquer world

by Staff reporter | 07 April 2019 | 2570 Views

Mkhululi Bhebhe puts Zimbabwe on gospel map

by Staff reporter | 06 April 2019 | 1808 Views

Winky D to receive award as ZimAchievers pay Tuku tribute

by Staff reporter | 05 April 2019 | 3268 Views