December 29, 2008

Road to freedom is paved with dead donkeys

Zimbabwe Notebook

This miserable road to freedom is lined with the carcases of dead donkeys. For about 100km before the Beitbridge border post, there are scores of them, smashed by the roaring 40-ton juggernauts that thunder up and down the road from South Africa in the night. Donkeys never move out the way. All that is left is a hide stretched over a skeleton, cleaned within a day by dogs and maggots in the 40 degree sun.   Read more