Monday Progs

04 August 2014

  • The Heart of the Matter
  • Tanonoka Joseph Whande continues to look at events in ZANU PF’s succession politics, following reports that Mugabe’s son, whom Tano refers to as a “little punk called Robert Junior”, is eyeing a political position in his home constituency and follows his mother Grace into the political arena. Tano says it has become clear this is all part of a big plan to seal Mugabe’s legacy and secure their business interests.
  • The Heart of the Matter – Listen here

 

  • Letter From Zimbabwe
  • In author Cathy Buckle’s Letter from Zimbabwe, she writes: “It is with great sadness this week that I say a final goodbye to Gerry Jackson and the team at SW Radio Africa, who two weeks ago stopped their shortwave radio broadcasts to Zimbabwe but continue on the internet until Sunday. For me Gerry’s voice takes me back to doing stock take in my little farm store in 1997. With goose bumps I listened to her historic broadcast on Radio Three, when for many of us this crisis all began. War vets demanded and received $50,000 payouts; the President sent our troops to war in the DRC and we exploded into food riots. Gerry warned listeners to stay away from parts of Harare where cars were being stoned and people beaten. She was fired for that broadcast, for telling Zimbabwe what was really happening. This letter is for Gerry and her team.
  • Letter From Zimbabwe – Listen here

 

  • The Zimbabwe We Want
  • Noma Moyo speaks to ex-Chegutu farmer and rights campaigner Ben Freeth, and ex-Minister for Healing Moses Mzila-Ndlovu, about the renewed onslaught on white farmers by ZANU PF. Last week Dr Ray Ndhlukula, a top official in President Mugabe’s office, began his forcible takeover of David Connolly’s Centenary Farm in Figtree, Mat South, breaching an existing court order. Ndhlukula, who already owns another farm, told Connolly that white people have no legal protection from the courts on land matters.
  • The Zimbabwe We Want – Listen here

 

  • Callback
  • In author Cathy Buckle’s Letter from Zimbabwe, she writes: “It is with great sadness this week that I say a final goodbye to Gerry Jackson and the team at SW Radio Africa, who two weeks ago stopped their shortwave radio broadcasts to Zimbabwe but continue on the internet until Sunday. For me Gerry’s voice takes me back to doing stock take in my little farm store in 1997. With goose bumps I listened to her historic broadcast on Radio Three, when for many of us this crisis all began. War vets demanded and received $50,000 payouts; the President sent our troops to war in the DRC and we exploded into food riots. Gerry warned listeners to stay away from parts of Harare where cars were being stoned and people beaten. She was fired for that broadcast, for telling Zimbabwe what was really happening. This letter is for Gerry and her team.
  • Callback – Listen here

 



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