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Measles Kills 157 Children In Zimbabwe, Outbreak Blamed On "Mapostori"

Measles Kills 157 Children In Zimbabwe, Outbreak Blamed On

157 children have succumbed to measles since the outbreak of the disease in Mutasa District, Manicaland Province, on 10 April this year.

Last Sunday, Health and Child Care Ministry permanent secretary Jasper Chimedza said that 80 children had succumbed to the disease, while there were 1 036 suspected cases.

Chimedza blamed apostolic church sects (mapostori) for the surge in infections, saying measles was largely prevalent among those who had not received vaccinations. read more

Addressing a post-cabinet media briefing on Tuesday, 16 August, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said that the total number of suspected cases nationwide has jumped from 1 036 to 2 056 in four days.

Most reported cases are among children aged between six months and 15 from religious sects who shun vaccination. Said Mutsvangwa:

It has been noted that most cases have not received vaccination to protect against measles.

The government has invoked the Civil Protection Unit Act to deal with this emergency.

Mutsvangwa said that the Ministry of Health and Child Care will scale up its vaccination programme before schools open in September.

Meanwhile, the government has reached out to traditional and faith leaders for their support, added Mutsvangwa.

More: Reuters

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32 Comments

g 1 month ago

Apo patoipa kudarika covid. bhasop lockdown ­čśÄ­čśÄ­čśÄ­čśÄ


The King of Serpents 1 month ago

Usatambe nelockdown iwe, mhuri dzinofa nenzara­čą║­čśČ

BOSS VEDAH 1 month ago

this issue has to be addressed immediately.


VELAPI D.S 1 month ago

SPOOKIE how r yu? Kindly reply me. Miss you.


SPOOKIE­čĹ╗ 1┬ámonth ago

how are you my fan

Madzi baba 1 month ago

Aaah why blaming us the mapostiri community,we did nothing we knew nothing the virus just found a breathing ground only.
It's it Johane 10:10 says "the thief comes to still kill and destroy" saka tayitai isu.

So whose to blame for the corruption virus thus spreading also


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

@Madzi baba, ndimi kaa munoti vana ngavasabaiwe vaccine remeasles

The King of Serpents 1 month ago

­čśé­čśé­čśé­čśé­čśé­čśé

mama Bee 1 month ago

measles inobaiwa vana vachiri vacheche imi mapostori venyu vanochengetwa naMwari manje gwirikwiti haritambise rinouraya


kopo 1 month ago

Don t beat around the bush.... taura zita recheche marange .

mama Bee 1 month ago

@Madzibaba chero ika spreader kana mwana akabaiwa ari mucheche inenge isina simba rekuuraya


madzibaba 1 month ago

@mama bee Mwari anhesu

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Doug 1 month ago

Those politicians who are very accepted to the point of wearing the robes should give them messages that give health to their children rather than leave them doing what kills the innocent souls. Everyone they visit they should give a message that protects the children.


spookie 1 month ago

@velapi D.S how are yu.long tym hey.miss Yu too


spookie 1 month ago

mapostori bayisai vana simple as that


Majority Rule 1 month ago

uchanzwa kuti mapositori aneMhezi ndeeCCC


VELAPI D.S 1 month ago

@spookie. ka1. kkkkkkkkkkk


Chikumba 1 month ago

Vachimbobayirwei afa ne accident, covid, nepfuti kwese kufa inguva inenge yakwana mudiki kana mukuru tese tiri mbesa dzaMwari tichakohwewa


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Usade kunyepera Mwari, Mwari vakati munhu anorwara ngaaone chiremba asi imi mapostori makupikisa muchiti vaccine hatibaiwe ende kuna chiremba hatiende

Chikumba 1 month ago

Vachimbobayirwei afa ne accident, covid, nepfuti kwese kufa inguva inenge yakwana mudiki kana mukuru tese tiri mbesa dzaMwari tichakohwewa


## 1 month ago

Kare kwaitwa zve ndosaka iyezvino population iri kuwedzera kuratidza kutizvasiyana

Baba jowani 1 month ago

Mwari ndiye chipatara zvikafu zvauri kupa vanhu muchiti zvakavhenekwa imi muchipa vanhu poison kare vaidiyi kufa kusati kwauya zvikafu zvauri kunyepa kuti zvine utano tibvire apa mugoti mapositori murimi varoyi

guy t 1 month ago

watch for the mappstori's who were at bocha ceremony recently ,are the ones who came sick and dying,, ­čĄ×


Tkt 1 month ago

@guy t,...... My man I pray you watch your mouth, before it is taken care of by others. AMEN


The King of Serpents 1 month ago

Apostolic church 'sects' or 'cults' ????


Munhu waShe 1 month ago

Ngavasabatanidzira mapostori ese isu kwedu kwaMwazha tinoenda kuchipatara


Va 1 month ago


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Ndinokurudzira vanhu kuti vasiyane nemasowe vatsvage mamwe machurch ari nani


­čĄú 1┬ámonth ago

baba jowanI kwanai imi manje kukaita outbreak ye polio ndopamuchaona kut Mwari anobatsira vanozvibatsira vana venyu vese varemara nekuda kwevabereki vanohwanda nezita raMwari idzo dziri mhombwe dzinonyangira vana nekusafunga tibaisirei vana iko misoro izere nhombo


Captain Jack Sparrow 1 month ago

It's their right to follow what they believe in wether it is to the detriment of the health of their children... I think they know it that well that is why they sire many children kkkkk .... They don't even prioritise education ...these guys sooo...


citizen 1 month ago

politicizing zvirwere ,muchavoterwa ne Corona nemhezi idzodzo


x 1 month ago

politicizing zvirwere muchavhoterwa necorona nemhezi idzodzo



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