Zim police chief beats water shortage with water cannons

2010-06-17 11:31

When the weather got too hot for Zimbabwean police chief Augustine

Chihuri, he turned to the tried and tested water cannons – the kind usually used

to disperse protesters.

The move is in reaction to routine water delivery problems

throughout the country, which forces many to steal water, drill boreholes or

gather water from unclean sources to bring water to their homes.

But according to media reports, Chihuri opted for another approach

– two Israeli-manufactured water cannons to deliver water to his luxury home in

the upmarket Harare suburb of Quinnington.

One paper quoted neighbours as saying that the cannons enter

Chihuri’s property daily. An employee at the Chihuri home confirmed that they

both provide domestic water and water for the garden.

No comment was available from police headquarters.

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