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Sihle Khumalo

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New Years’ at Vic Falls

Does Zimbabwe epitomise what main stream media often refer to as a ‘dark continent’? Has Robert Mugabe ruined what was at one stage referred to as the Jewel of Africa? Has Zimbabwe reached a stage of no return?

These are some of the questions I will be trying to answer in the next couple of weeks. Just after Christmas I – together with my friends – will drive up to Victoria Falls for the 2008 New Year celebration. We want to party with the locals. We want to experience and see if – at all – Zimbabweans have lost hope?

History, especially in Africa, has proved over and over again that the human spirit eventually triumphs against all the injustices of this world. Therefore I want to see for myself if the human spirit will do it again.

I will let you know – in the New Year – what my ‘findings’ were. In the meantime, take it easy and have loads of good clean fun!!!