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#61 COSMIC RHINO

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 07:58 AM

allafrica news mentions a report from the Zimbabwe independent estimating the cost  of travel for RM for Jan to Oct 2016 at USD 36 million, inclusive of both domestic and international trips

 

that is a massive amount  for a place where many people are in serious hardship


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 03:09 AM

the travel bill is fascinating  considering just about no country will admit RM and his crew

 

well you generate that  sort of  cost by always staying at extreme high end lux hotels whilst a whole of the nation is living in misery

 

the international crisis group published a report a while ago 

 

it is very interesting  http://www.crisisgroup.org  ZIMBABWE STRANDED IN STATIS 

 

It is rather concerning  that  makes no clear provision as to what happens if the president dies in office or becomes medically unfit to rule

 

both are possible at the moment

 

it deals with many issues not in the ordinary day press

 

the selected VP is not necessarily going to take over when RM dies


Edited by COSMIC RHINO, 10 January 2017 - 04:17 AM.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:05 AM

The political situation in Zimbabwe cannot remain as it is for long, given the age and health of Mugabe. This led to me changing my travel insurance provider. I discovered that the insurance I had, would not provide cover if I had to consider cancelling, because my government was advising against all travel to the country.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:06 AM

if RM dies there could be a serious disturbance 

 

it is almost unbelievable that the constitution makes no provision for what happens if the president dies in office


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 02:59 AM

the 1 month Mugabe family holiday is expected to cost at least  USD 6 million , at a time when there is a thphoid outbreak in Harare and insufficient funds to control it

 

please see allafrica.com  MUGABE TAKES SPENDING SPREE TO CHINA dated 5 JAN 2017


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 03:54 AM

It's all very tragic,



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 07:13 AM

http://www.bbc.com/n...29058?success=1

 

Zimbabwe's chaos continues. It's whole infrastructure is unraveling.

 
 
 
 

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 09:21 AM

It's highly unfortunate that both foreign and Zimbabwean motorists are increasingly stopped by police roadblocks and  forced to pay bribes to policemen, Unfortunately. one can hardly blame them because their salaries are so miserable and they often go unpaid for months. News of these shakedowns isn't exactly what Zimbabwean tourism needs now. I'll be going to Zimbabwe next year as part of my second longest  safari ever and won't be bothered by it, however, so many tourists to Zimbabwe are self drivers who come from South Africa and they may decide not to visit South Africa. This news will also have a negative affect on first time visitors and travel agencies will have an even more difficult time trying to sell  Zimbabwe to tourists. 

http://allafrica.com...1703020245.html



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 10:02 AM

@optig It happens in South Africa as well with tourists self-driving from JNB to the Kruger particularly targeted. The difference is that there is a concerted effort from local lodge and hotel owners backed up by local government to inform tourists of their rights (not sure there is much effort to discipline the officers involved however).



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 10:10 AM

@pomkiwi Apparently this is also a serious problem in Mozambique as well. It is unfortunate that Mozambique's government had done far too little to develop tourism,especially 

wildlife tourism.



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 03:27 PM

Of course this is welcome news to all of us. I certainly believe that Zimbabwean justice will throw the book at him. I also feel that this a pathetic effort by the current regime 

in Zimbabwe to winning some badly needed credibility in the West. 







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