Battle for the Soul of Zimbabwe

Open Letter – “Battle For The Soul of Zimbabwe“

Opinion by Larry Norton [an internationally renowned Zimbabwean artist]

16 August 2018

As we sit in the sullen twilight of another bitterly contested election the battle, for the soul of our country continues. I am not a politician, I am simply a Zimbabwean, in the vortex of uncertain cross currents between the Zambezi and the Limpopo, bewildered, saddened and full of deep rage at recent events. Etched in our minds are the murderous scenes of soldiers shooting people in Harare days ago in the aftermath of the second ‘Harmonized Election’ …. The term sounds like it was borrowed from The Hunger Games or George Orwell’s ‘1984’. It lived up to both scenarios. Choreographed peace and light followed by ruthless murder, thuggery, arrests and bloody madness. Classic, beloved, weeping Zimbabwe…

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