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Letters from Zimbabwe

Cathy Buckle

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Hostages and hostage takers

23 Nov 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   2
As it was for doctors and nurses before them, Zimbabwean teachers are now beholden to the powers that be for crumbs brushed off the table.

Gold bars or blue jeans? Only in Zimbabwe

10 Nov 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   13
A new dimension of scandal and intrigue in this part of the world.

Empty pockets and empty tummies

27 Oct 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   14
Zimbabwe has been impoverished after incomes and savings lost 85% of their value. Sanctions didn't do this.

Beautiful Zimbabwe, big men and 12c a day

14 Oct 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   15
An old man was doing his best to help people organise themselves so that it would be fair when the Big Man did appear.

The red Msasa trees and the crisis that isn’t a crisis

14 Sep 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   6
Our government keeps saying 'Crisis? What crisis?'

‘Fear runs down the spine of many of our people’

3 Sep 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   12
Children in Zimbabwe are desperately looking for food, while corruption-exposing journalist Hopewell Chin’ono is still incarcerated.

Zimbabwe on the edge

11 Aug 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   37
'Campaigning against one’s country' to be made illegal.

Dashed hopes and a journalist called Hopewell

27 Jul 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   3
The cushioning allowance promised to civil servants and pensioners sounded good …

Zimbabwe’s clock ticking towards immense crisis

14 Jul 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   21
Nurses are on strike because they can’t survive on their salaries which are equivalent to less than one US dollar a day.

Can I pay for your shopping?

5 Jul 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   16
'Life is so hard for all of us; who knows, tomorrow you may be able to help me.'

5 slices of bread and willing participants in their own torture

1 Jun 2020 /  Cathy Buckle    6
The latest letter from Zimbabwe...

Zim’s lack of Covid-19 assistance laid bare

18 May 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   7
People are starving, MPs dumped in a pit and brutally assaulted.

Barry the bull and Zimbabwe’s realities

5 May 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   14
In four points, the president unwittingly exposed the history of the nation’s last two decades.

A story from Zimbabwe’s campfire

23 Mar 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   3
This isn't a coronavirus story. It’s one for the campfire when next you get there, written for everyone struggling to save lives.

Hungry Zimbabwe and the scorpion in the sink

11 Feb 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   18
It’s fair to say that Zimbabwe is again in a state of deep failure.
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