Zimbabwe on brink of collapse as outbreak of cholera spreads

The situation in Zimbabwe may soon "implode" as a cholera outbreak spreads and basic services collapse, South African leaders and a group of international statesmen warned yesterday.

About 6,000 people have contracted cholera in recent weeks, according to the UN, and almost 300 have died. A chronic shortage of medicine has sent hundreds of people south to seek treatment in South Africa.

"Unless this root cause of the political absence of a legitimate government is solved, the situation will get worse and may implode and collapse ... It is now an urgent matter, because people are dying," said South Africa's caretaker president, Kgalema Motlanthe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is going to be a tipping point in this country, and all of Mugabe's militias will not be able to hold back the tidal wave of anger over what Mugabe's government has done to the people of this country.

The question is, when??

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