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This morning I phoned a guy to enquire about prices for the following items. I did this having, like many, become curious of the recent upsurge in inflation. The central bank boss put the figure at 2.2 million percent. I estimate it at about 11.8 million percent. Anyway, here are the shockers.

Cell sim card = US$140 yes US dollars!!!!!!!!
Lobels' Loaf of Bread = US$5
2 litres cooking oil = US$59
200 square metres high density stand = US$3500
400 square metres medium density stand = US$15 000
And the shocker...Apple's Iphone (not the latest 3G one) = US$1350
And an old house in a low density suburb of Marlbourough = US$135 000

Journalist earns Z$80 billion
Teacher earns Z$160 billion
Doctor earns Z$360 billion

To simplify things US$1 = Z$5 trillion which means the majority of these workers are earning less than a dollar a month. Now my point is, guys, our country has collapsed. The situation is untenable and will take generations to change. I therefore ask everyone, Zimbabwean or friends, to help us stop the madness that has become our nation by declaring Zimbabwe a WORLD DISASTER. We have a responsibility of securing the future of our children in a free and equal opportunity Zimbabwe. That society should be one where every citizen can exercise their constitutional right to be human. Such a society can only begin by removing the rot that has been inflicted upon us by those who claim to have freed us.

So the question is and will remain. How do we remove these bastards? Some will say through talks about talks of talks of unity. My question is whose unity? Who is fighting? Do I want unity? No I want a free and fair society. I want the freedom to choose. I want the freedom to remove Zanu PF through the ballot box. Freedom must come by any means necessary and a Government of National Unity is not a means to and end. For that reason I applaud Tsvangirai for not signing any MOU. What Zimbabwe needs and will alway need are free and fair elections.

PLEASE PASS THE WORD ON- Our leaders have broadband, access to state media, while we the poor have to deal with this disgusting sytem and have to blog our way to make a point.

Veteran journalist Clutton Patsika has held senior editorial positions in banned newspapers in Zimbabwe. He survives by the grace of God as journalists are not allowed to practice in Zimbabwe unless they pander. His writings are inspired by Caribbean music.
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Clutton Patsika a Zimbabwean journalist with The Southern Cross, a Catholic weekly has worked in a senior capacity for various newspapers in Zimbabwe including the Zimbabwe Daily Mirror and Daily News all shut down by the government. He specialises (more...)

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