In an interview yesterday, Bulawayo mayor councillor
Clr Moyo said no health disaster was looming in Bulawayo as the affected water bodies -- Mazai and Pekiwe Rivers -- were downstream in the Umguza catchment area, far from the city's water sources.
"We have applied for borrowing powers from the Government so that we are able to raise
"These rivers then spill into
Clr Moyo said council was concerned about the level of pollution in the Umguza catchment area.
"Let me reiterate that we are not drinking polluted water," he said.
"There is no health disaster looming for Bulawayo. Yes, it might be there for the people who might drink water downstream in Nyamandlovu and we are concerned about their health but for Bulawayo residents, they are drinking safe water.
"Our drinking water is coming from the east and the sewage and hazardous effluent are flowing to the west."
Clr Moyo said a Cabinet task-force on pollution was assisting council in solving the problem of pollution.
The task-force, which is chaired by Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Dr
A recent report prepared by the cabinet taskforce on the pollution of
Companies fingered in the report for polluting included Delta Beverages, Schweppes, Ingwebu Breweries,
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