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Clarification Of Social Media Rumours

CLARIFICATION OF CITY’S WATER PUMPING STATUS IN VIEW OF MISLEADING AND FALSE SOCIAL MEDIA CLAIMS OF A FIRE OUTBREAK AT FERNHILL BOOSTER STATION.


The City of Bulawayo would like to advise members of the public that the audio currently making rounds on social media claiming that there was a fire outbreak at Fernhill Booster Station yesterday on Wednesday, 28th April 2021 and advising residents to stock up on water is false and malicious.

The fire that on the audio is purported to have occurred at Fernhill Booster Station in actual fact occurred at one of the Illegal Miners (Makorokoza) camps quite a distance from the Booster station. It did not reach the Station and was not even visible from the Booster Station. Council wishes to advise residents to ignore the false social media audio circulation as the city’s water pumping remains normal and at maximum.

To avoid unnecessary confusion and panic, residents are further advised to in future ignore any circulation on the City that does not bear and carry the City of Bulawayo logo and insignia as per the city’s usual practice of keeping the residents informed.


For official information on the City of Bulawayo kindly visit our website and Social media platforms.


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Date: Thursday, 29 April 2021.

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