Mugabe tries to hide cholera death toll

The response of President Robert Mugabe’s failing government has been to cover up the scale of the problem and to send in riot police.

Last Friday the World Health Organisation confirmed that 294 had died so far. Deteriorating sewerage systems and declining supplies of clean water have been blamed. The aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières said 1.4m were at risk. Thousands may die.

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