Death Of The Zimbabwean

From One Of Harare's Unemployed Graduates

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The end is coming. It is not a stock market crash, the liquidity crunch or the unemployment and inefficenircy dogging Zimbabwe. It is not an imminent invasion, an impending earthquake or a flood that we have not yet managed to see; rather it is the progressive and cumulative erosion of what it means to be corrupt. That is the impending disaster that we are facing.

What do you do if you want a driver’s license or if you do not want to stand in a queue at the passport office or at birth registration? What is the only way in if you do not want to pay full duty at the border? The answer is the same. Dip your hand into your pocket and give them money. It has become not only an expected norm but is now more of an unwritten law. The funeral here is the death of…

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