Zimbabwe is getting worse, but not on the news.
Here are the headlines from today's SWRadioAfrica:
News stories for Wednesday 01 December
|MDC activist dies after ZANU PF and police assaults |
The MDC reported Tuesday that Augustine Mahute, a party activist from Matapi Flats in Mbare Harare, died on Saturday night from injuries received in police custody. The MDC said Mahute had first been attacked by ZANU PF youths and then by the police officers at Matapi Station, where the youths had taken him by force.
CIO agent abducts six teachers in Rushinga
Standard editor arrested as media clampdown intensifies
|Jabulani Sibanda terrorizing Lowveld, threatening death to MDC |
Jabulani Sibanda, the violent ZANU PF thug and chairman of the National War Vet Association, is reported to be in the Lowveld area, terrorizing villagers and threatening death to anyone who supports the MDC.
Mugabe allies back lifting of sanctions at EU summit
ZUJ President deplores crackdown on journalists
Than there is the Zimbabwe Mail (which I read via email).
- Mugabe blasts Europeans
- Mugabe in massive Army recruitment in Matabeleland to use them on Shona raids
- “Work with traditional leaders” - Minister Mathuthu urges multinational companies
- Ncube Scrapes Bottom of Barrel as Tsvangirai is Outfoxed By Mugabe?
- MDC-M fingered in the arrest of MDC-T officials
- 'Bush and Blair should be prosecuted' - Robert Mugabe
then there is this from BusinessDay:
Leaked diplomatic notes posted on WikiLeaks this week quoted Ms Nkoana-Mashabane as calling Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe "a crazy old man" .
If true, the comments are likely to harden Mr Mugabe’s attitude towards accepting SA’s advice on change in his country.
presumably saying the "Emperor has no clothes" is not allowed....
Primedia (eyewitness news) is more worried about the wikileaks will put Zimbabwean lives at stake.
Actually, the real "damage" will be stuff everyone knows: That Mugabe is crazy, that Mbeki helped him shaft Tsvangirai, and that the west thought Tsvangirai was honest but not forceful enough.