When The Zimbabwean news crew arrived in the suburb, scores of students whose academic year at began this week were searching for the precious liquid all over. Some could be seen fetching water from unprotected water sources in the nearby Nehosho area.
Cornellias Selipiwe, the Payers Association chairman, blamed the problem on the city fathers’ “misplaced priorities”. “They say there is no money to buy new pumps – but they buy each other posh cars,” he said.
Deputy Mayor Taurai Demo said council was working flat out to resolve the water problem.