Is Comrade Bob done? Stick a fork in him and see. Meanwhile things are looking good for Morgan Tsvangirai. I wish Zach Barbera was around the blogosphere to appreciate this day given his lengthy postings on Zimbabwe in the early days. Zach’s writings stand as some of the best blog posts ever, and his analysis remains spot on.
Here’s what the AP writes about the farm seizures:
The unraveling began when Mugabe ordered the often-violent seizures of white-owned commercial farms turned over to blacks, mainly relatives, friends and cronies who allowed cultivated fields to be taken over by weeds.
Today, a third of the population depends on imported food handouts. Another third has fled the country and 80 percent is jobless. Life expectancy has fallen from 60 to 35 years and shortages of food, medicine, water, electricity and fuel are chronic.