Sunday, January 25, 2009

Zim slaughters elephants for Army meat

from the Sunday Nation Kenya:

Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped government has resorted to slaughtering elephants to feed thousands of hungry soldiers, sources told ZimOnline.

The state Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has since last week supplied elephant meat to army barracks across the country that have run out of food, our sources who are senior officers in the army, said....


Zimbabwe slaughters elephants for army

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A cholera patient drinks treated water at Budiriro Polyclinic in Harare January 22, 2009. Zimbabwe's cholera epidemic is spreading to rural areas because people with the preventable disease have quit heavily-infected urban centres for the countryside, an agency official said on Wednesday. PHOTO/ REUTERS

By ZimOnlinePosted Friday, January 23 2009 at 16:50

In Summary

  • The country is facing acute food crisis after poor harvests

However, analysts rule out the possibility of a military coup against Dr Mugabe – at least for now – because all top commanders are still relatively comfortable.

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