29 June 2007

Shocking Zimbabwe Update

Remember Robert MacDonald, the Zimbabwean farmer who was lucky to escape with his life after three days torture and having to witness the murder of his 28 farm workers? Cross Rhythms has an update on his family's situation: his sister-in-law and nephew were travelling in a mini-bus and they were stopped at a roadblock. Everybody in the mini-bus was shot dead.

The reason? Claiming that more people are dying in Zimbabwe than Iraq and Darfur put together, Robert says, "The soldiers haven't been paid for two years, and they pillage, they rape; they murder, they raid the farms wherever they can get a bit of food. They kill and take for themselves. You know there's no law and order left in the country anymore."

If David Miliband wishes to prove his worth as our new foreign secretary, he should act on the recommendations of the International Crisis Group. If you have not already signed our online petition calling for tougher sanctions on Zimbabwe, please take a moment to do so now.Meanwhile, Mugabe continues 'cleaning up' Zimbabwe... [Credit: Cox and Forkum]


Anonymous said...

i am not a mugabe sympathiser but what that former white farmer is hogwash.Zimbabwe is bad but not that extent of his narratives.These are the same people who make the fight against mugabe trivial when its discovered that all they are saying against mugabe is false.We`are tired of Mugabe and such fiction against him.

John, The Difference said...

The death rate claim is supported by figures in the CIA World Factbook: Zimbabwe: 21.76 deaths/1,000 population; Sudan: 14.39 deaths/1,000 population; Iraq: 5.26 deaths/1,000 population (2007 estimates)