The Chron­i­cle

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

BU­L­AWAYO, Tues­day, Novem­ber 29, 1966 — Res­i­dents of Mzi­likazi’s “G’ Square, who com­plain of in­ad­e­quate san­i­ta­tion and wa­ter fa­cil­i­ties, will not be pro­vided more fa­cil­i­ties.

A spokesman for the Bu­l­awayo City Coun­cil’s Hous­ing and Ameni­ties De­part­ment said there were no plans for build­ing in­di­vid­ual lava­to­ries and pro­vid­ing wa­ter taps, which are be­ing de­manded by the res­i­dents.

The spokesman, who ad­mit­ted that some com­plaints had been lodged “by some of the res­i­dents did not elab­o­rate on the fact that sim­i­lar fa­cil­i­ties have been pro­vided for res­i­dents of neigh­bour­ing “F” Square.

In “G” Square more than 200 bar­rack type fam­ily units sur­round a court­yard. In the court­yard are two com­mu­nal lava­to­ries and two wa­ter taps. One tap is a few yards from the lava­to­ries. This, they said, made it dif­fi­cult for Coun­cil em­ploy­ees to keep them clean.

A woman whose house faces Tay­lor Av­enue, the vil­lage’s main thor­ough­fare, said the mat­ter had of­ten been raised with the Ad­vi­sory Board be­fore it was dis­banded, but noth­ing had been done. “When F Square was pro­vided with in­di­vid­ual taps and lava­to­ries, we also ex­pected to get them”, she said.

A man said his fam­ily house was so small that the fam­ily had built a shel­ter to use as a kitchen. This was one of the many fam­i­lies with sim­i­lar shacks out­side. Some fam­i­lies said, how­ever, that they were there by choice be­cause of low rent.

Mean­while, Miss Christina Mringa, of 75 “L” Square, Mzi­likazi, died at Mpilo Hospi­tal, Bu­l­awayo, yes­ter­day from in­juries she re­ceived when she was in col­li­sion with a ve­hi­cle driven by Mr Reuben Ma­pung­wana, of Gwelo. The ac­ci­dent oc­curred on the Falls Road on Fri­day.

A three-year-old African boy, Vusumusi Ny­oni, of 38, “K” Square, Mzi­likazi is se­ri­ously ill at Mpilo af­ter be­ing in­volved in a hit and run ac­ci­dent near MacDon­ald Hall on Sun­day af­ter­noon. The boy has a frac­tured skull and leg.

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