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May 04, 2004

More Mugabe

Robert Mugabe continues to work to consolidate the government's position as the head of all legal activity in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's government on Tuesday closed most private schools after ordering them to slash their fees, in a move that stopped about 30 000 children attending school on the first day of the new term.

Outside the Christian Gateway junior school, parents stared on Tuesday at a sign reading: "School closed until further notice."

A police officer was on guard and the nearby high school refused teachers and staff entry until the headmaster produced a letter from a senior police officer authorising their entry.

It's classist politics designed to divert attention from the real problems: Zimbabwe's schools and economy. Once again, I find a story that would probably be funny if it weren't so tragically typical.

Read the story.

Posted by zombyboy at May 4, 2004 11:09 AM
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