3 April 2008

Something old, something new

By the looks of it, we have finally seen the end of Mugabe's iron-fisted rule.

HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe's party has lost its majority in parliament after 28 years in power, election officials announced Wednesday, even as the aging Zimbabwean leader faced a more damaging blow: the virtual certainty of a runoff in the presidential race that he has scant hope of winning.
Others are not so happy, it would seem:

The 8-year Western-led campaign to overthrow the leadership of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and the ZANU-PF Party is quickly escalating. Western media, in particular CNN and the BBC, are banned from reporting in Zimbabwe, but have nevertheless acted as conduits for disinformation reports circulated by Western intelligence sources (i.e. CIA, MI5) on the inability to hold a free and fair election in Zimbabwe.
I think, however, it is just about safe now to say that things will change for our northern neighbours.
I have spent a fair amount of time reading local news in the past couple of days, and have found myself sickened, yet again, by the population of our country.
Stories like this one and this one have made me sick to my stomach.  As if we don't have enough to deal with, with soaring living costs and forced black-outs, we are still doing these things to each other, and allowing it to continue happening.
A favourite question I like to ask people is, "What would you do if you won the lottery?". My daughter's answer to this question, recently, was to get as far away from this country as possible, so that she can play outside and feel safe.

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