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Tip toe through the dusty shoes
October 13, 2017, 8:01 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Culture shock is the understatement when you arrive in Zimbabwe from a first world country. No matter how brief your time away has been you are almost immediately engulfed in the endless struggle of every day life in Zimbabwe.  Nothing is simple or straight forward and its’ an entirely man made mess, caused by greed, bad governance and
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Bridge keepers, Baobabs and giggling hyenas
September 8, 2017, 7:02 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Leaning against a red and white boom in the baking midday sun a bridge keeper awaits the next vehicle. Motorized, pedal powered or animal drawn, the man controlling the boom is responsible for ensuring that there is never more than 25 tonnes on the bridge at one time. The white pillars at the start of the huge arched bridge could do with a lick of
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Blanket immunity to murderers
August 18, 2017, 7:33 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

On a few days away, heading south from the capital, the view from the window is a Zimbabwe that is hot and dry and golden brown. Rivers that were churning and thundering, overflowing their banks and breaking bridges just three or four months ago are again dry, littered with rocks and boulders and filled with deep yellow sand. The grass everywhere
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There for all to see, if only you dare look
August 4, 2017, 12:00 pm

 

 

Dear Family and Friends,

We are expecting a flurry of activity from usually invisible Municipal workers who will suddenly start filling potholes, cutting roadside grass and putting up bunting in advance of next weekend. It’s the same every year: whenever government VIP’s are expected in town the carpets of illusion are rolled out and usually apa
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Can they really afford to throw away 3 or 4 million votes?
July 21, 2017, 9:03 am

 

At my local Parliamentary Constituency office a deep gully adorns the road outside and a  rusty, barely legible signboard mostly obscured by the branches of an overhanging tree, proclaims that this is the “Parliamentary Constituency Information Centre.” This is where you go to register births and deaths, get national Identity Documents and register to vote. It&rs
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