In the video, one of the council workers is literally half-n@ked and is immersed in the sewer system which is filled with untreated sewage. The unfortunate worker is using a shovel to remove the blockages, while his companion is moving the material away from the sewer system.
The companion who is not in the manhole is at least wearing boots, gloves, and a work suit. You can watch the disturbing video below:
Many people on social media have expressed outrage at how a man is being made to go into raw sewage to fix a blocked sewer system. Social media users have called on the government and the city council to preserve workers’ health and human dignity by using modern machinery specifically made for such tasks.
Below are some of the reactions from Zimbabweans on social media:
Better methods of clearing the drains should be employed instead of putting people’s lives at risk like this
— Nicolate Gwati (@NicolateGwati) October 11, 2020
There are machines meant for that job as well as raincoat overalls&gamboots to be worn. But hurumende ka.
— Pachedu (@pacheduu) October 11, 2020
I’m certain this worker is clearing raw sewage without any PPE for less than R1000 per month
— Nfanomkhulu (@mwwwn201) October 11, 2020
No human being should go through this.
— Mommy’s Bambino (@TendiSibbs) October 11, 2020
Not enough, it’ll never be enough
— jqsh (@jqsh4) October 11, 2020
That was really stupid
— Tapiwa🇿🇼 (@TapiwaRomio) October 12, 2020
Yes, ideally guy should be guided by labour rights & conditions. In Zim non of those are observed. Zim is now notorious for abusing human rights. In an ideal world, guy is protected by law & can refuse to do that sh.t. ideal vs reality. Guy been reduced to desperation for money.
— Thomas Jones (@Saynotocorrupt9) October 11, 2020
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