White Zimbabwe farmers tell tale of horror

White Zimbabwe farmers tell tale of horror

New postby CelticSicilian on Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:56 am

White Zimbabwe farmers tell tale of horror

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"CHEGUTU, ZIMBABWE — The ancient chestnut horse, Ginger, stands on the veranda near the farmhouse door, waiting for a treat. But the old farmer and his wife do not come.

The farm dogs leap like dancers, extravagantly pleased to have visitors. The cats bask in the sun. Four red hens peck busily in the flower beds. The garden is alive with bird chatter. But the house stands silent and empty.

No one has lived here since late June, when Mike Campbell, 74, and his wife, Angela, were attacked by militants associated with Zimbabwe’s ruling party, which targeted white farmers as well as opposition supporters in the recent election violence.

The beating was so brutal that Campbell’s friends didn’t recognize photographs taken of him after the nine-hour ordeal. Angela, 67, says her faith sustained her when the men wanted to cut off her fingers because her rings had gotten stuck."


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Re: White Zimbabwe farmers tell tale of horror

New postby germania-thule on Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:10 am

Horrible, no words to put it.
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