Gweru City Council blames last year’s typhoid outbreak on Engineering department

Gweru city council has blamed its department of engineering services for a typhoid outbreak which left 8 residents dead and over 2000 requiring medical assistance last year.

This was confirmed in an internal report which was released towards the end of July.

The report stated that human error which resulted in the compromising of water by council employees led to the typhoid outbreak.

A committee led by Councillor Albert Chirau, members of the residents association and staff members from the local authority compiled the report.

It was recommended that town clerk Ms Elizabeth Gwatipedza further interrogates why decommissioned water reservoirs were filled with water without following the due procedure to allow this.