The young man who asked that question reminded me of a lot of young men in this country. One thing we lack here are proper male role models, and so I have many men who reach out to me, more than back home, though I am older than I’ve ever been.
Besides housing, oil, and food prices soaring (along with inflation), the Scorpions controversy (the disbanding is being challenged), we are most concerned with
We know that Tvangirai withdrew from the race this weekend. In all honesty, I am ambivalent. Whether he withdrew or stayed it didn’t make a difference to me. I think withdrawing at least lends legitimacy to the fact that the current regime is an illegitimate government. If he ran and lost, outsiders may say “Oh well, Mugabe won.” So maybe it’s better not to have an election. Personally I would not be running. He seems to have chosen the same route.
The SADC (meeting in
Zim Police have raided the MDC HQ
Tvangirai has taken refuge in Dutch embassy
ZANU-PF says they are not averse to an MDC meeting and they are saying that the run-off election will go ahead. This seems not to make too much sense since the challenger has pulled out.
Consequently, travel and financial sanctions are sought by Brits (Brown), while D.C. says the Zim regime is not legitimate (Rice). The EU rejects a default, Mugabe win (due to Tvangirai withdrawal). So things are a huge mess. I just received a text message to go to a prayer meeting to pray about the
In other news, not much news.
Bafana Bafana (SA Soccer team) is having trouble qualifying for the 2010 African cup of Nations. Luckily with the World Cup you qualifying just by hosting, but we’re not doing well for the next African Cup of Nations. There’s been so much excitement over the World Cup because everyone wants to be able to win their own World Cup. The problem is that the country started too late to reach this goal. We don’t have a nation-wide of infrastructure of soccer teams grooming boys from a certain grade and a strong super popular national soccer league. A lot of our good players are foreign and play for their home countries for events like the Olympics or World Cup. Right now, we’re just not good enough and may not get there in time.