I have decided to leave Zimbabwe via Voices of Africa.
A few paragraphs are worth replicating:
…In fact, when all my peers and former school mates left I stayed because I was patriotic to the land. I saw a future where others couldn’t see one. I told myself that whatever we were going through as a country would soon come to an end and that in no time things would be better…
…Then I started realising something about the republic.
No one cares for the public. We have dirty water in the taps and no one cares. We have erratic supply of electricity and no one cares. The roads are in shambles and no one is doing anything about it. Fuel prices go up and we can’t do anything about it. New taxes are introduced and we can only comply. Internet is very expensive. The public hospitals, the ones which we can afford, provide crappy service and people are dying because the nurses don’t care. I know because I watched my mother-in-law die at the hands of poor service delivery. And no one cares. Not them, not you, not the minister of health. No one. The company CEOs get treated outside the country now. But what about me? What about my kids?
…And guess what, my children have to grow up in such an environment and go to schools whose teachers don’t even know why they are doing what they do.
I am sick and tired of it all.
Surely I wasn’t born to suffer. I just want a better life, that’s all.
**The article first appeared on 263chat**