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Letters from Zimbabwe began in February 2000, providing eye witness accounts of seventeen years of upheaval, farm invasions, political violence, social turmoil and catastrophic economic collapse which eventually led to the resignation of Robert Mugabe in November 2017.

These blogs about life in Zimbabwe, continue the story, starting from January 2018.

Dear Family and Friends, Sixty one days into Zimbabwe’s Covid 19 lockdown, I went into the supermarket early in the morning. There was thick mist and it was cold and muggy. The infra red forehead thermometer at the door wasn’t working (because it’s cold, the lady said) but masks were on and hands were squirted. …
Dear Family and Friends, With anxiety and excitement I headed out onto the open road one day this week; everything was in order: travel permit, face mask on, hand sanitizer and gloves at the ready. I had anxiety for what I suspected I would see and excitement at seeing what I knew I had missed; …
LULU publishers are currently undertaking major upgrades to their online operations. The BUY NOW links are currently unavailable but my books are all still there! Please click this link to get to all my titles www.lulu.com/spotlight/CathyBuckle2018  Choose the book your are looking for, click ADD TO CART and follow the steps from the shopping cart …
Dear Family and Friends, I am writing this letter on day 33 of Zimbabwe’s Coronavirus lockdown which has just been extended for a further 14 days. It’s a beautiful day in Zimbabwe, bright blue sky and warm sunshine and a palpable longing for life to get back to normal. For the last few days Zimbabwe …
Dear Family and Friends, I am writing this letter on the 18th April 2020, Zimbabwe’s 40th   anniversary of Independence. At the time of writing, the official Covid 19 figures in Zimbabwe are: 24 positive/active cases and 3 fatalities. We are in day 20 of a 21 day lockdown. Our only TV broadcaster in the country, …
Thanks for the fantastic support of my Beautiful Zimbabwe 2020 Calendar. There are now only THREE DAYS left to order before it is SOLD OUT. There is a 10% discount until midnight 16 April 2020, use the code LULU10 and please check the publishers notice about 5-10 day delays due to Covid19 travel restrictions. Follow …
As the days pass and this virus continues to be an invisible threat mostly still lurking in the shadows of Zimbabwe, our country is struggling. With so many people living from hand to mouth this is the most desperate time. We hope and pray that our leaders are learning from other countries: TEST, TRACE, TREAT. …
Like so many millions of people around the world Zimbabwe is in lockdown this Easter, trying to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Plans, trips, family and church gatherings are on hold, held in our hearts only. Thank you to everyone making sacrifices for our health, welfare and safety. This Easter my hope comes from the …
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 for the wisdom to look further than today. Everyday more and more people are out on the streets looking …
Zimbabwe in lockdown: Day 9 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 for patience, something we have all learned after so many years of living …

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