Dion's random ramblings

Friday, October 12, 2007

An appeal for help - Life in Zimbabwe is murder these days

The poster above, which is in South Africa, reads "Life in Zimbabwe is Murder these days. Just remember your country still needs you - come home at election time and vote for FREEDOM"

I was born in Zimbabwe. It is a beautiful land.

It is so sad to see what has happened there. It is time to start helping out!

I have a colleague who drives up to Zimbabwe from South Africa with a trailer full of basic food stuffs and stationery for ministers and their families about once every two months. He smuggles in things like pencils, powdered milk, nappies for babies, a few sweets and treats, hand cream, rusks, coffee and many other things that I take for granted. Of course it is not that these things cannot be bought in Zimbabwe, they can be bought, but usually one needs to barter on the 'black market', and payment can only be made in South African Rand, or US dollars.

Well, I want to help him as much as I can. Naturally it would not be a good idea to share who this person is on the internet. However, if you're eager to help then please make contact with me off the blog and I'll be sure to put you in touch.

I shall be donating the proceeds of the sale of my little book "A guide to prayer for use during examinations" to this cause - so, if you want to buy a few copies to give out as gifts, the proceeds go to a worthy cause! Just search for 'pre-order', or drop me an email, and I'll send you as many as you need.

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  • I'm curious. Myanmar (Burma) is so far away from us, yet our Gov along with the world is shouting out loud about the human attrocities there. Yet Zimbabwe, on our doorstep, which has suffered equally - if not more so - is as good as ignored by our Gov and the world at large. Now COSATU has jumped on the band wagon by "attacking" Gary Player & his Burmese connections, threatening all sorts of action, should he attend the Nelson Mandela Invitational. WHY is Zimbabwe ignored? This is something I struggle with and just cannot fathom. Love & blessings to all Forsterdom

    By Anonymous Janet Reid, at 9:55 PM  

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