Cholera struck Zimbabwe asks neighbours for body bags
Zimbabwe is in desperate need of many things. Food, economic stability, and a full stop to the political madness, among other many things. And now it needs body bags. And lots of them.
According to an article published in The Pretoria News, Zimbabwe has appealed to its neighbours to help out with body bags and other urgent medical supplies now that hundreds of people have died as a result of the deadly cholera outbreak.
The official death toll is estimated to be 294, with more than 6 000 people believed to be receiving treatment in all nine provinces.
Unfortunately, the heath care system in Zimbabwe functions just as well as the country's economy and the government.
Over the past weeks, the outbreak has reached outside Zimbabwe's borders, with three deaths in South Africa's Limpopo province so far. Hundreds are believed to receive treatment in th border town of Musina, which has served as safe haven for Zimbabwean refugees escaping political oppression and the economic meltdown.