Mugabe is busy campaigning here. So interesting this time around is that his usually quiet young wife (40 years younger than him) is also campaigning vigorously. She is almost always on television telling Tsvangirai that he has no place at State House because she is the mother there. People are making fun of her saying she is already missing State House and her numerous shopping trips that she is famed for.
But that is predicting victory.M aybe people are just being too optimistic. Most people hope Tsvangirai wins again but Mugabe is doing all he can to steal it before it is even off the ground. Tsvangirai is not allowed to campaign. People are being abducted, some arrested, some beaten up, others killed and some being forced to attend re-orientation meetings. Every sector has suffered. From students, lawyers, politicians, civic society, little kids....it's so, so sad...........
They are starting re-orientation meetings in my area today and I will start delaying from work to avoid being forced to go. People are forced to make Mugabe slogans as they get into public transport,it's so sad. They are going about un-installing people's satelite dishes and harassing vendors of our papers and those of other private papers...........it's so, so sad.
Yet in all this madness, things are again going up by every minute.O n Saturday, bus fare was $1 billion, on Monday it was $1.5 billion, Tuesday morning it was $2 billion and $3 billion in the evening. Bus operators are being forced to wear Mugabe T-shirts and paint their vehicles with Mugabe images. It's just too heavy to take...........we do not know what God will bring us out of all this. People are saying they will embarrass him on voting day, but with everything that's happening, one can see he is not going to let go easily.