Zesa must take action

EDITOR — A picture you published in your paper on page 9 of November 18 (pictured) has prompted me to make some few comments on it.

It was a picture of a cyclist looking at a gum tree on a residential property in Parktown between Stonebridge Road and Solomon Mazorodze Road.

The old tree looked dangerously close to power lines, houses and a security wall.

My fear is that the tree will one day fall on the electricity power lines and cause extensive damage and injuries considering its position. It is not the only tree like that, there are plenty of old trees close to properties interfering with power lines.

These trees can be easily viewed within and outside properties.

Surely, Zesa should act to prevent accidents waiting to happen.

They no longer serve any purpose besides posing danger to those nearby.

The chances of old trees falling are made greater since the country is now enduring climate change effects.

The Meteorological Department has warned that the hot conditions, which we are currently experiencing, will trigger violent thunderstorms. The thunderstorms may be accompanied by damaging winds.

If this happens, the old trees stand no chance and one can imagine the result.

Recently, in Tsholotsho 18 homesteads and five schools were destroyed during heavy rains.

Also, a hailstorm claimed the lives of three children from Bulilima District and caused widespread damage estimated at tens of thousands of dollars.

Motorists should also avoid parking their cars under these trees.

The old trees are a danger to life and property.

Fidza,

Harare.

 

Comments (1)

Ko iyo Zesa zvayakati magetsi aveko wani, Ko izvi zvekuti magetsi anongodzima paadira kuBudiriro, especially Budiriro 5, chii. Mafaults ekuBudiriro anyanya, uye Zesa employees at your Glen View Site are very arrogant!!! Please do something about this terrible situation @ hand. Izvozvi magetsi acho hakutorina since yesterday morning.

Sydney - 7 April 2016

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