Zimbabwe government sets up crowdfund to fight cholera

Zimbabweans on social media are reacting to news that government has set up an emergency crowdfund to solicit support in the fight against the prevailing cholera epidemic.

The newly appointed finance minister, Mthuli Ncube took to Twitter with the news, asking his followers to support the fund through donations.

‘‘Together with my colleagues at Min of Health, we have set up an auditable emergency crowdfund to further efforts to fight cholera to date. Together we can win!’‘ read part of the tweet.

 

The waterborne disease was first detected last week in a township outside the capital, Harare, and is now spreading rapidly in the city, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.

The decision to crowdfund has been met with a mixed response on Twitter:

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