‘We’d Prefer the Food’: Zimbabwe Fears a Famine Is in Its Future 

Source: ‘We’d Prefer the Food’: Zimbabwe Fears a Famine Is in Its Future – The New York Times

Government dysfunction, an economic meltdown, drought and a calamitous flood have plunged Zimbabwe into a hunger crisis.

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HARARE, Zimbabwe — The people lined up early for a chance to buy subsidized maize meal from the government-run Grain Marketing Board depot in Harare, at prices they could afford. After three hours, a guard emerged to announce that the depot’s supply was rotten so there would be none for sale that day.


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    Yes but why should we feed you?. Your country had a surplus before you started on the ‘Silly’ road. If you had suffered some sort of catastrophe like war the arguments would be different – but frankly this is self imposed. A comparison reasoning also states that should we feed you now, you will ask again next year and henceforth, because you find it is easier to use somebody as an excuse than actually fix the problem. You have surplus manpower and shovels, you have resources, you must have somebody who who how irrigation works. But if you want to sit down in the Sun under tree drinking beer – sorry we will not do your work for you.

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    GoRobin 3 years ago

    Learn to love your Dictatorship and the prosperity that they have brought Zimbabwe. If you don’t like it change it! Other nations have done this before, many with great outcomes.