Cathy

Cathy Buckle is well known for her writings of daily life in Zimbabwe. These are sent to subscribers around the world and are regularly featured by a number of international print and broadcast media outlets.

Zimbabwe in lockdown: Day 8 of 21

Zimbabwe in lockdown: Day 8 of 21.So many of us in Zimbabwe have been in emotional, psychological and financial lockdown for decades and we know that to cope with fear, isolation and loneliness we have to have hope. Today my hope is that while Zimbabwe’s leaders are in lockdown with the rest of us they …

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Zimbabwe in lockdown: Day 7 of 21

So many of us in Zimbabwe have been in emotional, psychological and financial lockdown for two decades and we know that to cope with fear, isolation and loneliness we have to have hope. Today my hope is in the serenity and splendour of our beautiful country and that when this is over we may again …

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Zimbabwe in lockdown: Day 6 of 21

So many of us in Zimbabwe have been in emotional, psychological and financial lockdown for two decades and we know that to cope with fear, isolation and loneliness we have to have hope. Today, after the senseless destruction of three tonnes of fresh produce by police in our starving Zimbabwe this week, my hope is …

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Zimbabwe in lockdown: Day 4 of 21

So many of us in Zimbabwe have been in emotional, psychological and financial lockdown for two decades and we know that to cope with fear, isolation and loneliness we have to have hope. Today my hope is in the ability to continually look for and find opportunity. This Vervet monkey found the tap and waited patiently …

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Zimbabwe in lockdown: Day 3 of 21

So many of us in Zimbabwe have been in emotional, psychological and financial lockdown for two decades and we know that to cope with fear, isolation and loneliness we have to have hope. Today my hope is in the amazing diversity of species in our country. These are the stunningly beautiful Msasa moth caterpillars. Look but …

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Zimbabwe in lockdown: Day 2 of 21

So many of us in Zimbabwe have been in emotional, psychological and financial lockdown for two decades and we know that to cope with fear, isolation and loneliness we have to have hope. Today my hope is in the beauty of our country. This is the beautiful Inyangombe swimming pool in Nyanga, The cool, clear water, …

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Zimbabwe in lockdown: Day 1 of 21

So many of us in Zimbabwe have been in emotional, psychological and financial lockdown for two decades and we know that to cope with fear, isolation and loneliness we have to have hope. Today, on the first day of the Coronavirus lockdown, my hope is in the beautiful kopje’s in Manicaland and knowing that I will …

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A story from Zimbabwe’s campfire

Dear Family and Friends, This is not a letter about Coronavirus, it’s one for the campfire when next you get there and I write it today for everyone struggling to save lives in this dark time in our history. On a steaming hot night when even the thinnest sheet was too heavy and wet with …

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