Residents of Mutare are crying foul as the City Council has gone for several weeks without collecting refuse in most locations.
In Zimta and most parts of Chikanga, residents report that they last saw the refuse collection vehicle almost a month ago, and they are afraid that if the council fails to collect anytime soon, a heath pandemic may befall the city.
Mrs Mtetwa of Zimta Park said, ” We last saw the refuse collection vehicle almost a month ago, and we are afraid that very soon diseases may start to spread”
In Chikanga, the story is the same as most households are surrounded with uncollected rubbish.
Some residents from Dangamvura who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they have resorted to dumping the refuse in some sections of the location, although it is illegal to do so.
Efforts to get a comment from the City council proved fruitless at the time of printing.