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Just doing my job
January 22, 2012, 6:31 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

All week we received increasing warnings about an approaching cyclone. ZBC radio and TV advised people to avoid low lying areas, not to try and cross flooded bridges or fast moving rivers and to be prepared for heavy rainfall and big storms. Whilst warning us about the approaching weather system, ZBC reminded us that the last cyclone to hit Zimbab
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Porcupine quills filled with gold
January 14, 2012, 10:23 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Since Christmas we’ve been watching, wide eyed and open mouthed, the developments in Zimbabwe’s latest gold rush. This time it’s in Kwekwe where nuggets, metal detectors, panning, digging, pounding and hammering are the words on everyone’s lips.

Stories of gold rushes from the old days of our history get blood pumpi
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Raucous, scolding Francolin
January 7, 2012, 9:56 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Finding a wild Flame Lily to welcome the New Year was a difficult task this year. Normally they are all over the bush by late December, glorious flashes of crimson in knee-high, lush green grass. This year, after a decade of completely out of control, illegal cultivation, the search was a difficult one. All my usual peri-urban haunts yielded nothi
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Letter to Father Christmas
December 17, 2011, 7:06 am

 

Dear Father Christmas,

I know that you only give gifts to children and I’m not a child but I wonder if you would consider the items on my list for the benefit of all Zimbabwe’s children, most of who don’t have a voice, and for their parents who struggle so much every day.

First and most important: Is there any chance you could give us some more w
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Damp squib
December 10, 2011, 10:02 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

The day before the official opening of Zanu PF’s Bulawayo conference the collapse of a tree in Harare got tongues wagging and left the superstitious running for cover. A Musasa tree thought to have been nearly 200 years old collapsed on the road near State House when it was hit by a vehicle. The tree, which was a National Monument on a decla
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