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


The rare sound of satisfaction
April 17, 2014, 12:03 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

This is not my usual letter about events in Zimbabwe because frankly we’re all sick to death of reading, writing and talking about the excesses of our leaders; the corruption and political infighting. We’re sickened at every obscene new government- linked salary scandal while ordinary companies just can’t cope and are closing dow
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Big hats, tractors and football players
April 4, 2014, 3:10 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Eight months after Zimbabwe’s elections a weary resignation has  settled over the country. Internal fighting and jostling for positions has become the order of the day in the opposition party, while accusations, finger pointing and faction fighting in the ruling party makes daily headlines.  All this has left people who sacrificed
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The crack in the rock
March 21, 2014, 8:27 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

In the bush the other day I sat watching two long-legged riverside birds on a small rocky island in a dam. For a long time they seemed unperturbed by my scrutiny but when they both turned and ran into a patch of tangled shrubs in a hurry, I knew something was up. From nowhere a shiny grey reptilian head appeared over the top of the rock. Its camou
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For the youngsters who died underground.
March 7, 2014, 12:37 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Zimbabwe is still getting over the opulence of two multi million dollar  events that left most people open mouthed in disbelief in a country which is on the very edge of bankruptcy again. First we had the lavish 90th birthday party of President Mugabe which was held in white tents at the football stadium in Marondera and apparently
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Utterly shameful
February 20, 2014, 4:07 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

For a few months I’ve been slowing down on the frequency of  my fourteen year marathon of Letters from Zimbabwe. There are many critics but also much despair about the backward slide of our beloved country. I can only tell the story of life in Zimbabwe from my perspective and my snapshot this week is of the good, the absurd , the annoyi
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