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African Tears Beyond Tears Innocent Victims Imire Can you hear the drums, by Cathy Buckle

No respect
March 26, 2011, 8:32 am


Dear Family and Friends,

For the past fortnight Zimbabwe has been subjected to the most horrific images on ZBC television’s news bulletins. Every evening, during what is advertised as prime time, family viewing, ZBC TV have been showing film footage of hundreds of bodies being exhumed from a mine shaft in Mount Darwin. The same film clips are repeated in early morni
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For Owen
March 19, 2011, 3:57 pm


Dear Family and Friends,

A three word text message on my phone this week bought the news I had so hoped wasn’t going to come: “Owen is dead.”

The story of Owen is one that has been repeated a thousand times over in the last eleven years and yet it is not often talked or written about.

In the early 2000’s when Zanu PF supporters and
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Just words again?
March 12, 2011, 9:35 am


Dear Family and Friends,

As each new critic of events in Zimbabwe has spoken out over the last eleven years, the official government response has repeatedly been a barrage of insults followed by the instruction to people here to: “Look East.”

As I write this letter we are trying to look east but state run media are not helping.

Japan is east of
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Hit List
March 5, 2011, 3:08 pm

Dear Family and Friends,

At 6 am in the morning, seven soldiers dressed in camouflage stood hitch hiking on the main highway leading to Harare. A few kilometres along the road another group were trying to flag down a lift. This was the day that Mr Mugabe and Zanu PF were holding their much advertised ‘Anti Sanctions Petition Campaign.’ The early morning was cool
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The spark
February 26, 2011, 6:55 am


Dear Family and Friends,

On a stretch of road to the south east of the capital city of Harare I was extremely fortunate to witness an uprising recently. It wasn’t an uprising of people throwing off a dictator but an uprising of aerial attackers after a rain storm. It began in the early afternoon when the only visible sign of a possible onslaught was two wide bands o
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