ANGUS SHAW Blog

Missed the boat again …

It looks like Zimbabwe has missed the boat again. No-one here has thought about it lately, but when the nearest harbour in neighbouring Mozambique was being rehabilitated three decades ago...

Blessed are we no more

Much as there is sympathy for migrants streaming into Europe, the families of the victims of the latest earthquake or flood and shock at the unending violence between Israelis and Palestinians,...

God giveth what ZANU PF hath taken away

It is abidingly and enormously satisfying to stand in the shower and, for the first time, wash away the grime, dust and chaos of Zimbabwe with water heated by God’s...

Dysfunctional Zimbabwe

If it’s at all possible, forget about the debilitating  18-hour electricity  cuts for a moment. The agonising and costly writing of a new Zimbabwe constitution, accepted overwhelmingly in a 2013...

No laughing matter

  Much as Zimbabwe’s ability to laugh at itself is to be applauded, the lighter side of the 18- hour 4.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. power cuts isn’t a laughing...

Coming out of retirement…

Coming out of retirement, this charcoal iron that for decades has been used as a door stop. The daintily painted flowers will burn off as soon as it is fired...

More of the same but much, much worse

Power cuts can now be expected in our cities starting from as early as 4.00 a.m. and lasting through to 10.00 p.m. or thereabouts, says the electricity utility. It is...