31 July 2008

The Empty Breadbasket

When I lived in Zimbabwe it was the breadbasket of Southern Africa. Even during the drought years, we had enough food to export to neighbour countries who needed it. Mugabe has done what severe drought could not do. He has destroyed the breadbasket.

See on the scene reporting from BBC: Food Shopping in Harare


Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Tragic situation...am I wrong, or was he not hailed (light years ago) as the saviour of Zimbabwe..?
Greed is really something I do not understand at all (I'm not about to try either)...
So glad I found your blog + others on Beautiful Africa..:)

Tauratinzwe said...

You're right. In many ways Mugabe started off well (although there was a dark side all along). If he'd been as wise as Mandela, he would probably remain a hero. Unfortunately, he has chosen a different path and the nation suffers.

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