Highfields residents who own boreholes and wells are selling water due to the prevailing water shortages in the capital.
Residents in Highfields are sleeping in queues so that they can get access to water. To get water one has to wake up as early as 3am.
Speaking to ZimOnline News reporter, a woman who insisted on anonymity said she has resorted to selling water so as to help other residents who are facing water challenges.
‘I have resorted to selling water so that i do not run loses because i use electricity to pump water and my generator. I need to pay for my electricity bills as well as buy fuel for the generator thus the reason I am charging two RTGS dollars per 20 litre bucket’
Residents have complained of not receiving water for more than two months. The residents complained that they now fear contracting diseases such as cholera, typhoid and diarrhoea as it is not everyone who can afford buying water.
Also they expressed discontentment with spending most time in queues hindering them from engaging in other activities or let alone work.
Section 77 of Zimbabwe’s Constitution states that “every person has a right to safe, clean and potable water and the State must take reasonable legislative and other measures, within the limits of the resources available to solve the crisis.