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Old 03-03-2002, 09:56 AM
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Sounds like she learned her shopping habits at the Emelda Marcos school of shopping.

Sam, do you guys have some kind of back up plan if all goes the worst for you? Such as burying assets (valuables) somewhere, or putting money in an account outside of Zimbabwe? It sounds like they could just come to your house one day and take away everything you've ever worked for, leaving you with now way to start over.
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Old 03-04-2002, 12:42 AM
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...she broke the record for the most amount of money spent in one day at Harrods (in London) at UKP 8 million ... she earned her own money making clothes on her old Singer sewing machine!!!
gee Sam, at Z$100+ to the UKP, that's almost Z$1billion. That's an awful lot of dresses. The bearings on that old Singer must be dust by now.

Sorry to hear that your farm has been put up for grabs. Zim has been the main topic on our national news for the past 10 days, so the SA govt must be getting worried. Those thugs called "war vets" certainly look mean (and they're definitely too young to have been in the war).
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Old 03-08-2002, 12:25 PM
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Hey Sam, it's been a few days since we've heard from you in this thread. How are things going? Elections are really close, right?
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Old 03-09-2002, 12:05 AM
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Hi Jeanie,

Elections are today and tomorrow ... Watching TV last night, I can't believe the coverage it's all getting - even I was thinking "oh gosh, not Zimbabwe AGAIN!!" So anyone not connected/interested must be bored to death by now!!

Looks like we're in for a fairly quiet weekend - no violence expected during the voting as such, but when the results of the count start to come in (Tuesday at the earliest) - there might be trouble then, so we've taken all the precautions we can think of! But short of having Scotty on standby to beam us up, there's not a lot we can do other than wait and see ...
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Old 03-09-2002, 01:58 AM
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Hi Sam,

Yes, Zimbabwe is definitely still all over the news here too. I imagine it will continue until the election is over, the ballots counted and the violence back to "normal" (whatever that means), i.e. until there isn't any more "news."

Hope the voting station on your farm remains peaceful - and I really hope for everyone there that the violence remains at a minimum once the votes are tallied and the results announced.

Sending good thoughts your way,
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Old 03-09-2002, 04:23 AM
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There has been a lot of coverage on the BBC both external and internal. They have been using a lot of material shot on video cams inside Zimbabwe, and they were showing people in large numbers crossing into SA and Zambia.
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Old 03-09-2002, 05:42 PM
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Dear Sam,
Just another voice sending good thoughts your way.
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Old 03-11-2002, 02:30 PM
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And I'll add mine also.

Very best wishes.
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Old 03-11-2002, 11:33 PM
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Paulette & Sharon - thanks so much!

Today and the next couple of days are going to be the crunch. There are already rumours of major rigging going on - like in one area where there were 36,000 people registered, 200,000 ballot papers have been counted ... ???

We're just hoping that the thousands who didn't manage to cast their votes in Harare don't start a riot ...
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Old 03-11-2002, 11:37 PM
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Sam - Good to hear from you - I was starting to worry!

Just how close to Harare are you anyway? That definitely seems to be the hottest of the hotbeds.

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