Police in Zimbabwe have banned all public gatherings in the capital, Harere, to control the spread of cholera, which has killed 21 people and infected more than two thousand others.

It comes a day after the authorities declared a State of emergency over the outbreak which they blame on two contaminated boreholes.

Health Minister Obadiah Moyo told the press on Tuesday that, they are now at 3,067 cases and that the number of death has risen to 21.

The ban of public gathering come along with a rally planned by the opposition MDC party, which was set to be held on Saturday. MDC has planned to stage a mock inauguration for their leader Nelson Chamisa, who they say was denied his victory due to vote suppression in the country’s July elections.

by: Ruby Inusah

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