Zimbabwe Elections

Polls open in about 15 hours for national elections in Zimbabwe.  Inflation has devastated the country.  Yesterday it took 143 million Zimbabwe dollars to buy one chicken. People are arrested under phony charges.

**Update: voters are contacting the BBC with their experience here.  People were queuing the day before and sleeping in the queue.  Look at the right sidebar for new stories.**

When I watched Hotel Rwanda I remember being stunned that the horror of genocide happened in 1994, a year I remember clearly.  We thought the holocaust could never happen again, and yet another holocaust scorched that country in Africa.  I asked God to make me more aware and he brought my friend, a Zimbabwean national here in America for a conference, to my doorstep. 

We complain about notice the rising cost of gas and groceries here in America, but there are still mounds of food available in our Safeways and Jewels.   I’m not saying it is easy to budget during these inflationary times; but please remember our brothers and sisters in Zimbabwe who spend 1-2 hours a day waiting in line for one onion or two cabbages when you think about the price of a gallon of milk. Her words sent this morning:

I am absolutely persuaded, however, that only God in His Heaven can determine
this election, no matter what room He gives us to participate with him in the
politics of the country. So I am casting my vote on my knees, before finding the nearest polling
station.

Prayimg,

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8 thoughts on “Zimbabwe Elections

  1. Carol, thank you for reminding us to pray for these people! I lived in Kenya (will write about it on my page some day), and I am so concerned for the entire continent of Africa — it always seems one step forward, two or more steps back. Praying, Laurie

  2. Dana,
    Not to be cheeky, but Zim isn’t “aka” Rhodesia, but “fka” Rhodesia.  Rhodesia hasn’t existed for nearly thirty years—as long as Mugabe has been in office.  Praying he is no longer the president,
    -Katie

  3. Carol, I have been enjoying your blogspot for a few months (got introduced to the world of the blog(s))  – and this is my first “comment” on any blog – as such I do not yet know how everything works. But I decided to join … I do not know how a blog works yet… will have to find out (later).  
    Yes, Zimbabwe is close to my heart as well: I am a South African, and it is as if I / we “feel” all the happenings. We have  many Zimbabweans working and living in South Africa. Many of us have friends (“Rhodesians”) working and living elsewhere in the world – afraid that South Africa follow the same road as Zimbabwe. We do not know what will happen.   
    I do know that Somebody knows. That is my faith. Unconvincible.
    sonja

  4. Sonja,Welcome!  I remember how nervous I was the first time I commented on someone else’s blog.  I’m so glad — so glad — my friend that you chose this issue to give us your thoughts.  It was lovely to hear from you.Still praying,Carol

  5. Checking international new sources this morning, I guess we wont know the official results for several days.  I am skeptical of the oppostion’s claims for victory.  It would fit the character of Mugabe’s regime to have rigged the results….
    Sonja, come back and comment at Carol’s again.  I would love to hear what you have to say about South Africa and Zimbabwe…and your Rhodesian friends ๐Ÿ™‚
    Blessings fm GA,Dana

  6. “““`
    “Real change comes heart by heart,not election by election,because our primary problemsare not economic and politicalbut moral and spiritual.”–Columnist and author Cal Thomas

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