PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Anisha
 
Comments: 8
Article views: 2754
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Anisha's badges.
 

The "rise" of Zimbabwe

26 November 2012, 20:27
When Zimbabwe obtained independence in 1980, it was a envy of other African Countries. It was commonly known as the "Jewel of Africa"; the bread Basket of Africa when it came to farming. After 1980,literacy in Zimbabwe was at 82% which was the best record at the time. It had an economy that was stable, strong and the farming system was booming; being owed by the 10% of the white minority. Health care was also an issue that the president tried to tackle so that there was equality and health care for all which was affordable and accessible to all.

Yes, things deteriorated and disintegrated and there was anarchy and mayhem all around the country. Greed and nepotism and selfishness engulfed the rulers of the country and they soon forgot what they fought for against the white colonialist.

They became colonizers themselves in so many ways and far worse ways than when whites where still in power. Land reform was introduced which saw the relatives and the ministers gaining and the poor gained nothing.

Propaganda was the order of the day; all international music was banned and the only songs that you could hear was that of land reform and how good the current government was and has been to the people. If you had lived during that time, trust me you would also be singing those songs too.

This was one way of bullying the people of Zimbabwe into submission, into taking whatever the government dished. Food Aid was stopped at some point in time during the time leading to the March 2005 elections. NGOs that supplied food aid, but during that time, the Zanu PF party insisted that they control the distribution process which saw again the relatives of the known ministers and members gaining and in turn selling the grain to the poor.

Food and Fuel were used to control the masses of Zimbabwe. This saw close to 5 million people fleeing Zimbabwe to seek economic refuge in neighboring countries mainly South Africa.

Inflation rates rose to a Trillion percent and the life expectancy dropped from 54 years of age to 37.

Yes most Zimbabweans today are going back to their country to try and rebuild from the ruins but with the same political party in power and the same people still in power, what change can be expected? Today Zimbabwe is using the US Dollar as a currency and yes, there is now food and basic commodities found, what about the brain drain that took place during the time.

Not all educated and qualified Zimbabweans want to go back to rebuild their country. Not if the same political party is in power. But who can rebuild their country while they are all over the world? Its time that they faced the music, and build their country to the way it was. to be glorious and be the Jewel again. But it cannot be done while they are away.

Home is always best at all times.
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

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
8 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Ron Goldman
Circumcision Results in Harm Not ...

Studies in Africa claim that adult male circumcision significantly reduces the risk of men acquiring HIV. Many professionals question the reliability and validity of these studies.  Read more...

0 comments 1009 views
Submitted by
Les Penseur
Democracy - My misconceptions

Over the years I had a number of misconceptions about what a true democracy is – firstly under the Aparheid regime and now again under the “truly democratic” South Africa. Read more...

0 comments 155 views
A morose longing for approval

The public responses (and social media comments suggests that they are widespread) by some black people to the recent racist actions of the likes of Andre Slade and other like-minded people are both irrational and baffling.  Read more...

0 comments 95 views
Submitted by
Sebastian Bidegain
The Prings of the World

In the last -15-20 years, a new type of president has appeared in the global scene. Read more...

0 comments 107 views
Submitted by
Muneer Richards
Oscar is murderer, regardless of ...

I will admit that for a long time I bought into the notion that Oscar Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp in a jealous rage, after she had locked herself in a toilet cubicle to get away from him.  Read more...

0 comments 2122 views
Submitted by
John Johnston
Low cost houses in leafy suburbs

The subject of pockets of land in the leafy suburbs formed part of a debate that was om national television some time ago. Read more...

0 comments 634 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2016 24.com. All rights reserved.
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.