Cholera in Zimbabwe

Cholera has been hitting Harare, Zimbabwe bad since last August. Today, the media reports that the numbers lie at more than 12,000 people stricken and close to 600 dead. Zimbabweans are rioting in the streets; some are leaving for Mozambique or South Africa.

I heard an interview on NPR with some cholera expert, who said that this was evidence of a massive breakdown in Zimbabwe’s infrastructure, specifically sewage and water systems. She theorized that this was proof that things weren’t working very well in Zim right now. No duh. Where has she been for the last ten years?

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