Images: Matapi flats still a long way to go to hygiene

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By Idah Mhetu

DESPITE the much-vaunted renovation of a few flats in Matapi Harare at the behest of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the situation is yet to improve for residents of the crowded residential facilities many of who resort to using the banks of the nearby Mukuvisi River to relieve themselves.

A visit to the place by discovered that families who occupy 17 different rooms share a single toilet.

This has continued to expose the less fortunate residents to diseases such as typhoid.

Residents are also forced to live with uncollected garbage, flowing raw sewage and no running water.

Below are some of the images captured.

All images by Idah Mhetu.

Kids play near flowing raw sewage

Some damaged buildings spilling raw sewage

A toilet in one of the buildings

Another toilet at a building in Matapi

Some dumped garbage 

Washed clothes hang from windows