Zimbabwe cholera cases on the rise

World Health Organisation says more than 1,000 cases reported in a single day.

    Zimbabwe's collapsed health and sanitation infrastructure has seen cholera spread rapidly [EPA]

    The rapid spread of the waterborne disease has been blamed on the collapse of Zimbabwe's health and sanitation infrastructure.

    Human rights groups say the humanitarian crisis has been exacerbated by the refusal of Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president, to acknowledge the extent of the problem.

    Last month, Mugabe said the cholera outbreak was being used as an excuse by Western powers such as Britain to invade Zimbabwe and overthrow him.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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