24 October 2009 ~ 7 Comments

Update: Looks like Zimbabwe situation keeps getting worse

The Zimbabwe police raided a house used by members of the Prime Minister’s party on Saturday, accusing them of hoarding weapons. The raid signals a continued deterioration within the coalition government. The New York Times reports:

Tendai Biti, secretary-general of Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change, said about 50 armed police ”ransacked” the house in [...]

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09 March 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Botswana’s Khama goes after Mugabe regime

Last week, before the accident that killed the wife of Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, Botswana President Ian Khama outlined his misgivings about the power-sharing deal recently implemented between Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party and PM Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change. Saying that the situation “could spell disaster,” Khama, who has been outspoken against the [...]

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28 February 2009 ~ 3 Comments

Who would hold a nation of 9 million hostage in their own homes? Keep reading…

I received another letter from Zimbabwe today. This one not only outs more Zimbabwean officials seeking to protect themselves from what I can only assume will be an undesirable fate post-Mugabe, but also the repeated and intentional unwillingness to obey even the most desperate court orders to ensure that urgently needed medical attention be [...]

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24 February 2009 ~ 310 Comments

Roy Bennett granted bail, but Mugabe officials make move to keep him imprisoned (AND what you can do)

After being granted bail in his Tuesday hearing, Zimbabwe Attorney General Johannes Tomana immediately appealed the decision to allow Roy Bennett to be allowed free, most likely ensuring his further captivity for at least another week. Though Bennett’s lawyers plan to fight the move, the appeal is commonly used is a stalling tactic by [...]

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21 February 2009 ~ 26 Comments

Horrific report on Zimbabwe prison conditions

This will be a short note, but I needed to share this with you.
Today I received some scary news from Mutare, Zimbabwe, where Roy Bennett is being held. One of Roy’s recent visitors passed along the message of horrific conditions being kept inside the prisons. Roy’s fellow prisoners are literally starving to death. [...]

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21 February 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Still no bail hearing for Roy Bennett

Now in jail for well over a week, Roy Bennett has still yet to see a bail hearing to determine whether he will remain in custody in a Zimbabwe prison until he stands trial. This continued stonewalling by Mugabe military officials is just another attempt to cling to power as long as they can, [...]

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20 February 2009 ~ 11 Comments

From a friend of Roy Bennett:

Just received this letter from a friend of Roy Bennett’s. Yet another testimonial to the lengths one Roy has gone to work for a free and safe Zimbabwe. He reiterates what I have been saying here for days now–that Roy Bennett is one of the most courageous men of his time in Zimbabwe [...]

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