Tunatazama - Community Monitors

Water shortage hit Marange diamond area.

101717 Josphat Makaza Chiadzwa Marange

There is critical shortage of water in Marange following the closure of community boreholes that supply to more than 2 thousand villagers. Chingome, Mukwada , and Chirasika are the most affected communities in Marange. Currently this diamond rich community is getting 40 litres of water per house hold from the Zimbabwe National Army truck after every two days. The water is inadequate for most families. The villagers have resorted to fetching water from mine pits and from the mine polluted Save and Odzi rivers. This has put thousands lives at risks. Women who constitute 82% of Marange population are the most affected.