The annual Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF) which was scheduled for September 26 to 29 at its usual venue, Harare Gardens, has been deferred to a later date due to a cholera outbreak.
The Ministry of Health and Child Care has declared the cholera and typhoid outbreak a state of emergency, with the police issuing a blanket ban on all public gatherings for the next 10 days as officials seek ways to contain the spread of the waterborne disease.
Jasper Maenzanise interim chairperson Zimbabwe International Book Fair Association (ZIBFA) confirmed the deferment of the scheduled dates as he pointed out that they shall stand guided by further developments and announcements by the responsible authorities who are monitoring and evaluating the situation.
We wish to advise that due to health considerations and the subsequent hold placed on all public gatherings, the 2018 Book Fair Indaba and Exhibition has been deferred until further notice
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