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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.

Sun spiders and land invaders

Dear Family and Friends, When the eight legged creature started running across the kitchen floor straight towards me one evening this week …

Zimbabwe’s sound of hope

Dear Family and Friends Summer finally made its way into Zimbabwe this week and oh how pleased we are to see her. …

Dear Family and Friends, Out in the country life is slow and dusty this August in Zimbabwe. Winter has dragged on into …

Dear Family and Friends, Just when we thought winter was done, a big freeze crept into Zimbabwe, the nights and early mornings …

Oh South Africa

Dear Family and Friends, My letter today is for our friends and neighbours across the border. Oh South Africa, we are heartbroken …

Dear Family and Friends, After weeks of writing about beautiful places and encounters in Zimbabwe I knew it was time for a …

Sunbirds and apple rings

  Dear Family and Friends, Under a beautiful blue sky I sat with friends looking out at a view of mountains, hills …

Umvumvumvu River bridge, Chimanimani June 2021 © Cathy Buckle

Dear Family and Friends, Winter arrived with thunder, lightning and rain in Zimbabwe this week. Thunder and lightning in June are unheard …

Dear Family and Friends, On a deeply shaded road under a low, cloudy sky, the mist kept reaching down and cloaking the …

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