Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: always on the move
You know, just five years ago Zimbabwe was a country with decent economy, decent educational system and pretty decent standards of living ( by African standards, of course ), a lot of tourism, one of the biggest tobacco producers in the world, good other kinds of agriculture, very relaxed interracial relationships. While in RSA it was already pretty tense at times, at Zim it was still very relaxed. Our company had quite a bit of business with Zimbabwean farmers, and folks from Zim were suggesting that I should move to Zim, that it is as good as RSA, that Harare is a mini-Johannesbourg and living there is fun. But within these 5 years Mugabe destroyed the economy almost completely. I am still puzzled why he did that - it was not necessary, he was under no political pressure to do that. He just did it by his own will.
"..just knowing that as long as i choose life, there is hope."
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