MEDIA ALERT: Overcrowding, shared toilets worsening diarrhoea situation

THE issue of overcrowding and sharing of communal bathrooms and toilets coupled with the worsening water crisis in Bulawayo has been blamed for the city ’s diarrhoea outbreak, which has so far claimed two lives. Statistics from the city health services department show that more than 1 663 cumulative cases have been recorded so far... Continue Reading →

MIHR Submits 1513 Signatures Water Billing Residents’ Petition

Today (Tuesday 20 September 2022) Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) submitted to the Bulawayo City Council a petition with 1513 signatures asking the local authority to review its water billing system in accordance with the currently prevailing water shedding programme. Currently Bulawayo City Council is facing a water shortage situation which has forced the... Continue Reading →

MIHR Launches Bulawayo Water Billing Petition

Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) has launched a petition on Bulawayo water billing as part of the organization's 2022 World Water Week activities. The 2022 WWW runs under the theme "Seeing the Unseen - the Value of Water" and the organization will be circulating a petition which amplifies citizen voice on the problems of... Continue Reading →

Bulawayo Waste Pickers Boycott Exploitative Prices

Bulawayo female waste pickers operating at Bulawayo's Richmond Landfill Site (popularly known as Ngozi Mine) have taken a bold stand to defend their rights by mobilizing other waste pickers and nonviolently boycotting selling their stuff for a pittance. On Thursday 02 June 2022, some female waste pickers mobilized other waste pickers (both male and female)... Continue Reading →

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