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Thought for the Week: The Situation in Zimbabwe
What is it like in Zimbabwe, one might ask, especially since so many people are dying from disease and starvation. Well, Zimbabwe could be, for many, hell on earth. With a general crisis across the country; toilets broken down and no hospital facilities, people dying of cholera with no food and massive starvation this means for most Zimbabweans living in an earthly hell.
Death in Zimbabwe is just another news story to us. It must be horrible, we cannot possible imagine what it is really like. A thirst is shadowing the whole country, yet the water is dirty and is killing thousands of people. While you struggle for food and all the problems mentioned above, people are waiting at your door to take your stuff from your home.
In the media recently we have heard how Cholera is spreading through some of the most socially deprived areas of Zimbabwe, a disease of social and environmental collapse. When the infrastructure is not maintained, such as roads, when there are inadequate medical services and a lack of pure water, people will die of a preventable disease.
The army in Zimbabwe has become corrupt because of their leader, President Robert Mugabe. He is using his power on the people, making them suffer. We could consider him an evil man, one who dictates to such a degree from his own want of power, selfishness and greed – he has brought his country to total despair and disintegration.