Typhoid shuts Zimbabwe courts

2012-02-11 18:15

Harare - Zimbabwe has shut down the capital's main courthouse after a suspected outbreak of typhoid affected magistrates and court officials, state media reported on Saturday.

The complex in Harare has had no water for more than two weeks due to a fault in the system that wasn't properly fixed.

Court officials turned away witnesses and suspects and shut down the complex on Friday, after at least five magistrates and 20 clerks were suspected of having contracted the disease, the state-owned Herald newspaper reported.

Typhoid is caused by taking contaminated food or water and results in a fever that can potentially lead to death if not treated.

In December about 1 000 people were treated for typhoid in Harare due to water shortages. At the height of Zimbabwe's economic crisis in 2008, nearly 4 000 people died from a cholera outbreak, mostly in the capital.

Most of the major cities in Zimbabwe face water shortages caused mainly by ageing infrastructure and lack of money to buy water treatment chemicals.

  • Comrade - 2012-02-11 18:30


      Max - 2012-02-11 19:02

      At least Hitler didn't kill the Germans.

      Ian - 2012-02-11 22:18

      Ja wat, GROOOT K*K in ZIM........

      Alon - 2012-02-12 01:24

      You watch this video and tell me: - not for sensitive viewers

  • Dave - 2012-02-11 18:34

    Is any reader of this proud of Mugabe?

  • marina.poniatowska - 2012-02-11 18:44

    And yet Zuma supports those regime. A sneak peak into SA's future.

  • Pawel - 2012-02-11 21:26

    they should just shut down zim all together...

  • Chaapo - 2012-02-11 21:52

    Welcome to Zimbabwe; where little works. This of course is Malema's nirvana and RGM lord of the domain never mind that he is Nero character who keeps fiddling while the country is figuratively burning. This is the paradise Malema and the ANCYL want to lead you to by taking on his hero's policies without questioning how it has worked out for Zimbos.

  • Sally Lewitt - 2012-02-11 23:45

    This Idiot should be arrested and tried FOR crimes against Humanity, and HUNG!!! Oh darn, no oil in Zim..

  • Adre - 2012-02-12 16:45

    Typhoid for the Parlement, see how easy it is to clean out this rubbish?!

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