Long time readers know that somehow I have developed a thing that has now been firmly stuck in my craw since 2008 regarding the state of affairs in Zimbabwe. At this point the documentation on the site is kind of out of control! We’ve got the very beginning here in 2008, then President Obama’s inauguration, the disappointing form post card, me pestering the United Nations, my attempt to make sense of it all, talking to Britain, and actually hearing back! It hadn’t really hit me until now that I have been endeavoring to follow Zimbabwean politics for close to/around 4 years now. Not the easiest thing to do considering how their President, Robert Mugabe, hates the press.
Anyway, there was a little bit of Zimbabwe news recently. It rubbed me the wrong way. In the grand scheme of things that get my knickers in a twist when thinking about Zimbabwe, this is nothing. I wasn’t sure I was going to bother sharing it on the site because honestly I couldn’t figure out exactly how to articulate my thoughts on it.
Then came Stephen Colbert to the rescue……
This isn’t the first time Colbert used his show to bring attention to Zimbabwe. In May 2009 I wrote a public thank you to him for the several previous times he mentioned Zimbabwe. If you go to that article you can watch those video clips too!
Just as an extra bit of Zimbabwe weirdness, the South African chicken fast food franchise Nando’s put together a short lived commercial featuring a look-a-like Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Seeing the company his character keeps should give you an idea of how much of the world views Mugabe.
“No one should ever have to eat alone.”