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


Join the dots
February 25, 2012, 6:15 am

 

Then the President was asked if he had found a successor to replace him and he said it was the members of his party who would select someone once he had told them he was ready to retire. “But not yet,” Mr Mugabe said, “at this age I can still go some distance, can’t I?” 

So there it was, in a couple of brief sentences, t
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24 carat pigeons
February 18, 2012, 8:11 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

The chat around the table the other day was how many fat pigeons were shot with stones from the catapults of kids in the areas of Hot Springs and Nyanyadzi as the road heads south to Birchenough Bridge. It is the most amazing 125 kilometre stretch of road which starts eleven hundred metres above sea level in Mutare and drops to four hundred and fi
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Eating stolen fruit
February 11, 2012, 7:26 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends.

It’s mango time in Zimbabwe. Small, sweet, sticky orange mangoes whose string gets caught in your teeth; these are the mangoes we used to play with as kids, washing them when the pulp was finished, combing the string into hair and then drawing a face on the hard oval pip.  Then there are the big kidney shaped mangoes which you really ne
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Footprints in the dust
February 4, 2012, 10:29 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

A disturbance before dawn one morning this week led to the search for who or what had made the noise on the roof. Running footsteps, a thump and a thud and then the eerie quiet. Following an invisible scent, the dogs showed the route taken by the intruder. Running with increasing frenzy, noses millimetres off the ground, they stormed under hedges
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