03 July 2005


British paper says Robert Mugabe is being maliciously slandered just because he wants his political opponents to die. Samizdata notes absurdity of story.

Only at the very end of some reports is it said that the Harare city authority's stated reason for the evictions is to build better, legal houses for 150,000 people

- Guardian trying to downplay sincerity of reports.

The poor, punished for their poverty rather than for voting one way or another, will become poorer and the shacks and shelters so brutally pulled down in the past month will just go up somewhere else.

- Guardian admitting that the mass evictions don't actually serve a purpose.

Goe, has an idea but probably won't be able to concentrate until the weekend is over.

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