Letters from Zimbabwe

Cathy Buckle

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Cathy Buckle writes her blog, 'Letters from Zimbabwe', not as an academic, an expert or an historian, but as an ordinary woman living in a small town in Zimbabwe. Her letters are first published on www.cathybuckle.co.zw
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Crisis … what crisis?

20 Jun 2022 /  Cathy Buckle
While Zimbabwe’s president says companies are causing the problem, its finance minister says ‘all is well’.
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Seizing maize and déjà vu

6 Jun 2022 /  Cathy Buckle
It’s all so absurd when the highest bank note here is Z$100 and you need five of them just to buy a loaf of bread.
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Thirteen cents an hour in Zimbabwe

23 May 2022 /  Cathy Buckle
‘Economic stabilisation’ measures have had the exact opposite effect.
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The crocodiles will take the goats before the children 

6 May 2022 /  Cathy Buckle
Grand promises have started up again ahead of Zimbabwe’s general election, including ‘free primary education'.
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The geese and the post office

17 Apr 2022 /  Cathy Buckle
Oh shame on Zimbabwe ....
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It is now time to grow food, Zimbabwe

4 Apr 2022 /  Cathy Buckle
It is time to grow food, export food, and help our neighbours like we used to.
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Don’t blame the police

21 Mar 2022 /  Cathy Buckle
It’s a very sorry state of affairs.
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Evil and innocence side by side

7 Mar 2022 /  Cathy Buckle
In Zimbabwe, and now in Ukraine.
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Zimbabwe’s thuggery methods

21 Feb 2022 /  Cathy Buckle
Teachers are being forced to ‘make deals’, while electricity workers will only work inconsistently due to ‘incapacitation caused by unbearable economic conditions …'
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Yellow is Zimbabwe’s new red

7 Feb 2022 /  Cathy Buckle
It’s possible that hope has been rekindled.
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Teachers in leg irons in beautiful Zimbabwe

24 Jan 2022 /  Cathy Buckle
Ten thousand teachers left the country in 2020 and we wait to hear the toll for 2021.
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Two decades on, Zimbabwean land reform ‘commander’ imprisoned

10 Jan 2022 /  Cathy Buckle
The war veteran who wore a black beret will be 70 when his six-year sentence is up.
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Too hot to walk barefoot

13 Dec 2021 /  Cathy Buckle
Zimbabweans are struggling under the 'new dispensation'.
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Dung beetles and MPs who are ‘pink pigs’

2 Dec 2021 /  Cathy Buckle
After hearing they would get US dollar bonuses, Zimbabwe’s civil servants have been left disappointed yet again.
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Walking with elephants

15 Nov 2021 /  Cathy Buckle
While the world came together at COP26 and talked about protecting our planet, slowing emissions, stopping deforestation and controlling pollution we hung our heads in Zimbabwe.

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