Speaking Power to Poverty
According to a new report in the New York Times, homes are demolished and merchants are attacked. The destruction of society in Zimbabwe continues apace.
The United Nations estimates that the campaign, Operation Murambatsvina, using a Shona word meaning “drive out the rubbish,” has so far left 200,000 people homeless and 30,000 vendors jobless. Human rights and civic leaders say the numbers could be several times that, a view that seemed plausible during a four-day visit to Harare and Bulawayo, the nation’s second-largest city, and points between.
Update: Some in the emerging Zimbabwean police state are speaking out.