In Zimbabwe we have too few straight talkers and far too many appeasers. I went to a rhino benefit on Friday night. It was a really well supported fabulous event. But at no time did any of the presenters or organisers directly address the reasons for rhino poaching in Zimbabwe, and who is behind it. Poachers are armed and they find international markets for the rhino horn. The rhino don’t just drop down dead – they are killed. Like the ones slaughtered at Imire Ranch in November 2007.
It’s time we stopped beating around the bush and come out, name names and shame the people enriching themselves at the expense of our country.
One of Zimbabwe’s straight talkers is Tsitsi Dangarembga. We featured her recently on Kubatana.net and I read an interesting article on The Zimbo Jam in which Tsitsi spoke out about the unacceptable levels of violence against women in this country. Check out what she had to say here.