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Day of Reckoning in Zimbabwe

Well finally it looks like the years and decades of Mugabe’s rule are coming to an end. The old and frail figure of Magabe is no longer the future for the Zimbabwean people. The people know it, his party, ZANU-PF, knows it and more importantly the army knows it.

As the 93 year old became more frail and easier to coerce and maneuver. So his judgement and reasoning became more fractured and less logical and the poor Zimbabweans took the brunt of this in their daily lives. The political ambitions of Grace, his wife, were becoming all too real and her claim to political power came only through her association with Robert Magabe as his wife. A sort of Eva Peron for Zimbabwe

Time for Change

The chance of Grace Mugabe becoming president were becoming more and more likely as one by one her rivals for the top job kept being removed from office. But her political base was very shallow. She had no established credentials and her political friends and allies were few and far between.

Whether she would have made a success or not of the presidency is now academic. The events of last week pretty much stopped that possibility in its tracks – there will be no Mugabe dynasty. His party which could guarantee an election victory with Mugabe as party leader, looked increasing worried as the man, now in his mid 90’s looks unable to go on and unable to mount a serious challenge in future elections. The time had come for change.

And finally it’s here. The Mugabe’s long and successful (from his point of view) claim to power is now nearing its end and Zimbabwe can go forward

Zimbabwe a Fresh Start

From a national perspective, Zimbabwe has a lot going for it. It has everything you could possibly need, apart from oil. It was once the breadbasket of Africa, for good reason. It was self sufficient in almost every way and its peoples were highly educated.

It will need help, and support from other countries to return to its former stature. But it has a large number of people that fled the Magabe misrule. Highly educated people that would go back and swell Zimbabwe with highly talented and crafted people. Just waiting to come back and make Zimbabwe great again, not just in Africa but in the whole of the world.

Let us hope that for Zimbabwe and for Africa, the next set of politicians set Zimbabwe on a course to prosperity and enshrine in their constitution an open and truly accountable, transparent form of government.

Living Life to the Full

RomansWhen in Rome do as the Romans do. Hi I’m Jenny and welcome to my site. Lots of great posts will be added here all the time, so do come back and visit us again and again. But what’s the site about? Very simply, it’s about the joys of living. Living as we do in the west, as we have freedoms not available in other parts of the world.

I know things could be better even here we’re we live but we’re in a better place than we were some thirty years ago and things slowly but surely get better. It’s only when you look back over the long term that you realize that things have changed quite a lot. But day to day it’s just incremental.

So things are better than they were in our parents time and they’ll be better still in our children’s and grandchildren’s time. And long may that continue for the foreseeable future.

family of swansIn the meantime we’ve got some “living” to do. We’re here – and whether you believe in God or your Godless, it doesn’t really matter. Only you should live life to the full and make the world a better place when you leave it. This doesn’t mean that you have to make some monumental change that changes the direction of human history. You just have to make a difference to your friends, your family and your work colleagues. Just the small things that we all do have power in numbers and it’ll make the world a better place as a result. Good deeds beget good deeds.

With this blog I’ll be adding my thoughts, things I’ve found out, items I’ve bought that are really useful and lots of other things I like to rant about. Hopefully your find what I have to say interesting and you’ll come back for more.