That brutal dictator is Robert Mugabe, who stole Zimbabwe's last election with the hopes of rewriting the nation's constitution to allow him to choose a dictator to succeed him, so that he can continue his ruin of the nation from beyond the grave. A ruin which includes years of succesive food crisis, the nation's residents having the world's shortest lifespan, demolishing homes and businesses leaving over 700,000 homeless or without jobs, arresting 30,000 in a 3 week demolition campaign, and an inflation rate projected to reach 1000% next year.
FRONTLINE/World goes undercover in Zimbabwe to reveal what has happened to a country once regarded as a beacon of democracy and prosperity in Africa. Posing as tourists, reporter Alexis Bloom and producer Cassandra Herrman find a population struggling with hunger and poverty, and living in fear of a government that has become a brutal dictatorship.
Monday, June 26, 2006
Zimbabwe on Frontline/World
This Tuesday Frontline/World will be airing Zimbabwe: Shadows and Lies in which:
Posted by Hume's Ghost at 6/26/2006