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Broken promises
October 4, 2013, 12:31 pm


Dear Family and Friends,

What a strange time it is in Zimbabwe this October. After a fortnight of blistering heat in September when even the purple Jacaranda flowers seemed to be melting, records for the time of year were broken. Chiredzi recorded 43 degrees, Masvingo 38 degrees and other centres were all over 30 degrees Celsius. Blankets were off, shorts were on and wind
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By hook or by crook
September 21, 2013, 7:18 am


Dear Family and Friends,

Arriving at Harare Airport after a time away, you can’t help but wonder what country you’ve landed in. Confusion starts some kilometres before you descend into Harare: the horizon becomes indistinct while buildings and familiar landmarks disappear into the choking smoke of a thousand fires.  It’s the time of year when everyo
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We are so pained
August 10, 2013, 8:36 am


Dear Family and Friends,

Disbelief and shock turned to stunned betrayal as Zimbabwe emerged from the elections and still, a week later, no one can believe what has happened. Despite the ‘landslide’ victory of Zanu PF and Mr Mugabe, we haven’t just experienced a week of wild cheering and celebrating, instead an ominous silence has descended on the country
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We dared to hope
August 3, 2013, 8:41 am


Dear Family and Friends,

Election day started at a very chilly 6 degrees centigrade in my home town with heavy, overcast skies and a biting wind. The grey, cold morning  of election day 2013 was such a contrast to the blue skies and sunshine of the days before, that you had to wonder if the oppressive weather wasn’t a warning for what lay ahead.

Right u
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All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others
July 27, 2013, 7:02 am


Dear Family and Friends,

In four days time Zimbabwe goes to the polls to choose between 60 year old Morgan Tsvangirai of the MDC and 89 year old Robert Mugabe of Zanu PF. Mr Tsvangirai has held office as the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe for the last four years. Mr Mugabe has held office as the President of the country for the last 33 years.

Zimbabwe will also be cho
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