Tuesday, 8 April 2008


More than a week after the elections in that country, its citizens still don't know who their next president will be. The current one, Robert Mugabe, is unleashing violence upon his people, and it is suggested that up to 60 white farmers have been forced to abandon their property by gangs of 'war veterans'. A challenge in court, to force the electoral authorities to release the result of the election, is proceeding.

I don't think anyone is going to win, whichever way things go. Robert Mugabe as victor will slump Zimbabwe into further misery, and I have not got this distinct impression that he will take a defeat lying down. Although Mugabe did a good thing in removing the racist regime of Ian Smith from power in 1980, his rule has degenerated to the same level.


  1. I feel so bad for the farmers who have been forced to leave their homes ~ I cannot imagine having to leave my home.  I have to agree with you, I doubt there is going to be a winner.  So sad for the citizens.

  2. Mugabe started so well when he first took over, he was the hope for the future so I really wonder why he changed so much. Powers corrupts, so they say and in this instance they are certainly correct. He won`t take defeat lying down but he really does have to go.

    Love Sandra xxxx