Ok, I thought we could get some perspective here, especially us jaded Zimbabweans within Zimbabwe.
The President of Gambia, (above with his wife at a campaign rally) has had 1 000 witches "arrested" in a "smelling out" operation undertaken by witch-hunters from neighbouring Guinea. This was after the death of the president's beloved aunt, which death he publicly blamed on witchcraft.
Quite frankly, I do not see what the alleged witches had to complain about. They were not taken to a prison, but to a farm, where they were "forced to drink unkown substances that cause(d) them to hallucinate and behave erratically."!
So, they were taken to a farm where they were plied with alcohol or some exotic concoction that got them high? And they are complaining?
Thing is, apparently, this concoction induced deadly kidney reactions to at least two of the "abductees". Their deaths were said to be proof of their guilt.
The same president of Gambia has also claimed that he can cure AIDS. He has set up a hospital within the State House where he treats sufferers.
To top it all, the person who first reported on this story in a local Gambian newspaper has since been arrested and charged with spying and sedition.
Now, I ask you, do you think that we have it at least half-good in Zimbabwe, inspite of the best efforts of our leaders to destroy us completely?
Just a question, to get some perspective, I thought.
Oh, the story comes from the British Telegraph, coming out of London.