"Happy Harare" video goes viral

2014-04-09 12:36


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Cape Town – A video that shows Zimbabweans in Harare dancing and swinging happily as they go about their daily chores has gone viral.

Some of the comments on the video have Zimbabweans, particularly those in the diaspora revealing how they miss home.

"Melted my home sick heart and oh so made me H.A.P.P.Y....thank u for recording and uploading....," read one comment.

"omg....sob sob....got me home sick. Happy Harare for real.i luv my city," read another.

But is Harare really a "happy" city?

Recent reports about the situation in Zimbabwe have shown nothing but gloom in a country where thousands keep losing their jobs as companies continue to shut down citing viability problems.

A report by Reuters indicated recently that less than 20% of Zimbabwe's people were in formal employment. For many, the only option for survival was petty trading or chancing it as illegal workers in neighbouring South Africa.

As Zimbabwe Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) secretary general Tendai Biti warned recently, the country could face a rebellion because of failure by ruling leaders to act on the worsening economic situation.

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