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Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 18:40:46 -0700
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Subject: ZimCrisis#113 -- White Farmer Killed in Zimbabwe
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Hi everyone,

For those who thought that things were "back to normal" in Zimbabwe, here's your wake-up call -- another farmer murdered. Nothing has changed and, in fact, the situation continues to get worse. I offer my condolences to the family of the as yet unidentified farmer.

The strike by the farmers in Glendale (which is a strike more for their own safety than your typical labour union strike) is spreading to other farming areas and even city workers are threatening to join to show solidarity. Mugabe and his cronies will soon turn Zimbabwe into an extension of the Kalahari Desert unless they are stopped.


P.S. My condolences also go to the people of Germany, France, Poland, Denmark and America who lost citizens in the crash of the Air France Concorde in Paris today. When I was told this afternoon of the crash, I honestly didn't believe it, as the Concorde has never, until today, had an accident.

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - A member of Zimbabwe's embattled white farming community was found beaten to death Monday morning, the president of the union that represents the country's white farmers said. The man was found dead in the Chivhu farming district, about 90 miles south of the capital, Harare, Tim Henwood said. The union released no details, saying the man's family had not yet been notified, and the police had no immediate comment. Most of Zimbabwe's whites are descendants of South African or British settlers. Since February, militants have illegally occupied or claimed more than 1,600 white-owned farms across the country - an occupation President Robert Mugabe has described as a justified demonstration against unfair land ownership.

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