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CRISIS: Bulawayo residents fetching rain water from a stream (PIC: Raisedon Baya on Twitter)

‘Zimbabweans easily conform to any situations’, declared one Twitter user this week in response to a picture of Bulawayo residents fetching rainwater from a stream as the water crisis persists in the city.

The comment got me thinking of a number of things we have gone through, and indeed are still going through, as a nation, things that we should have ‘fought’ against but chose to turn a blind eye to as if we were not being directly affected.

First thing that comes to mind is the cash shortages which have persisted for almost four years now.

Some people have normalized sleeping in cas...

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