Preliminary tests conducted by experts engaged by Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) are reportedly showing that Bulawayo City Council could be at fault in the Luveve Water contamination that caused the Typhoid and Dysentry outbreak that killed 13 people and infected over 1500 people, Sunday news reports.
The developments were confirmed by BPRA coordinator, Mr Emmanuel Ndlovu who said:
What I can confirm is that the local authority did provide what we had demanded for initially. We then sent all these samples to experts we engaged so that they carry out the necessary tests.
The preliminary findings thus far point at the local authority being at fault in this whole crisis. We will soon be getting the final results which we will table to our stakeholders and it will form the core of our class action civil lawsuit.
The experts reportedly tested various water, soil and pipe samples. The government last week though the Local Government Minister also said they had discovered that the water pumped to Luveve by BCC contained human waste. BPRA has already engaged their lawyers who will help them sue the council for the outbreak.
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