Pictures:Bulawayo residents anti pre-paid meters protest

Last week, more than 1 000 Bulawayo residents took to the streets, protesting against the city council’s plans to install pre-paid water meters at their households.

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Young and old, encouraged by NGOs, came together in numbers.

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By 12 pm, a sizeable crowd had gathered by the Bulawayo City Hall car park, the starting point of the march.

Anti Prepaid Water Demo - September 2015 - KB Mpofu 170Residents made their feelings known about pre-paid water meters.

Anti Prepaid Water Demo - September 2015 - KB Mpofu 202The march and rally was well attended, inspite of the low temperatures in the city.

Anti Prepaid Water Demo - September 2015 - KB Mpofu 178 A young man prays before the crowd was addressed by civil society leaders at Stanley Square in Makokoba.

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A woman also prays before the crowd addressAnti Prepaid Water Demo - September 2015 - KB Mpofu 226

Women dominated the crowd and also made their feelings clear.

a young man in the crowd, during the address by the NGO leaders.

A young man in the crowd, during the address by the NGO leaders.

 

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