Sunningdale residents have appealed to the City of Harare to collect refuse amid reports of typhoid in the suburb.
Garbage is reported to have gone for some months without being collected at the ter-minus adjacent to a market place. This has attracted a lot of flies posing health hazards to residents in the suburb.
One of the residents Taona Mutyambizi said he feared for more victims of typhoid and chol-era if the city fathers continue to turn a blind eye on the collection of refuse.
“We heard that people have been affected by typhoid and our fears are that if the City of Harare does not take action we might lose lives to other diseases besides Covid-19,” said Mutyambizi.
“We last saw the collection of refuse some months ago, before the outbreak of Covid-19 and even those who were monitoring waste management in the suburb have left us exposed to health hazards by not collecting garbage he said.
Vendors at the market stalls next to the gar-bage echoed the same sentiments appealing to City of Harare to respond quickly in an effort to save lives. Nine cases of typhoid have been recorded in Sunningdale recently.