Thursday, 30 July 2015

#CecilTheLion | Unfortunate Labour ruling | Death of Zimbabwean sport

Great news!
Zimbabwe was fined by the IOC for failing to fulfil a fixture
(apparently because we had no money)... yet we can raise millions for
birthdays. Priorities!

We may not see it as corruption but what is it when after the Supreme
Court ruling on termination of employment contracts, organizations
(ZCTU included) arrange for a $350 per head breakfast meeting (to
discuss the issue)?
Are the affected workers holidaying at lavish hotels?
By being part of this, the labour body has demonstrated that it's no
longer about the workers.
It's been corrupted & compromised.

Finally, Cecil the Lion. Judging from the international outrage and
condemnation of the killing of Zimbabwe's most famous animal,
Hollywood could be cooking up something. But how did we get to that?
Trophy hunting is a sick sport...how can you enjoy killing for no
reason other than enjoying it?

We Humans are a corrupted species altogether.

By the way, ZIBF 2015 continues at Harare Gardens till August 1st.

Monday, 13 July 2015

#zimVendors: Who burnt our livelihoods?

We are tempted to look at what happened to #zimVendors' wares from an
economic perspective but let's be human and forget the stats. This
thing also happened in Bulawayo when a warehouse full of goods was
razed to the ground.

Think of how little Chipo will feel when she learns that the business
that enabled her mother (who is her hero) to send her to school is no
more.

Think of little John who has to live with the fact that for a long
time coming, daddy will not be able to put food on their table.

Spare a thought to the families that have depended on this trade for
years now. How livelihoods have been affected. Some were already
living on the edge and now the only thing that kept them going has
been taken away from them.

When you push a people too far, you invoke their darkest side.
A hungry man is an angry man.
Although reaction might not be swift, there's growing resentment for
the already unpopular GOV.

For the good of the Republic.


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