Unhappy Independence Day Zimbabwe!
Forty Years of Ruin. Today marks forty years of Zimbabwe’s Independence Day celebrations. I pay tribute to the struggle for liberation and respect the sacrifices incurred for our independence, but what do we have to show for it, a nation divided within itself, an elite group of self-centred leaders in government and in some business. What is meant for a time of supposedly joyous celebrations for a nation is a moment met with many different emotions, expressions, and feelings. Robert Mugabe and his cronies (Zanu PF) took over a nation in 1980, of which it was a country that was the envy of many and the breadbasket within the Southern African region. Robert Mugabe and his government at that time made a promise to uplift the lives of its citizens. In the early 1980s Robert Mugabe presented himself as a sophisticated, sensible and a well-balanced man when he took over the reins of power. But it was not long that for most of the population it became clear that it d