Zimbabwe

"Happy Harare" video goes viral

2014-04-09 12:36

(Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Special Report

Mugabe turns 91 with $1m birthday bash
Mugabe turns 91 with $1m birthday bash

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will celebrate his 91st birthday with a million dollar bash attended by thousands of faithful party supporters.

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.

Check out the video.

- News24

Read more on:    mdc  |  tendai biti  |  zimbabwe  |  southern africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
60 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Deal of the week!

Petrol generators from R1399, save up to R350. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Pampers!

Save 30% when you buy 3 or more selected pampers products. While stocks last. Shop now!

This week only - 30% off books!

Get 30% off when you buy 2 or more books. Many titles to choose from. While stocks last. Shop now!

New range of Samsung smartphones!

Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 and Alpha now available at kalahari.com. while stocks last. Shop now!

Buy 3 eBooks & only pay for 2!

The cheapest of the 3 titles will be free. Many more titles to choose from. While stocks last. Shop now!

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a reactive and wilful undercurrent that flavours things today. There is a tendency to take things too personally and then...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.