Saturday, January 03, 2009

Diplomats watch to see if Mugabe goes on holiday

from the UKTimes

...Mugabe is due to take his traditional new year holiday with his wife Grace — notorious for luxury shopping — in the Far East. This has been their favourite destination since they were banned from Europe and America and most of their assets have been transferred there. ...Zimbabweans and Harare-based diplomats are watching keenly to see whether Mugabe leaves the country. They will see his decision as a sign of how secure he feels in the face of intensifying outrage against his rule....

and the article concludes with more bad news:

He also said a serious outbreak of malaria was likely because of the collapse in public health measures, such as the distribution of free mosquito nets and the chemical spraying of public spaces.

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