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Thanks for the own goal

LIKE many Zimbabweans, I feared that the death and funeral obsequies of His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, would cause the unfolding tragedy of the massively rigged parliamentary election in our country to be ignored by the rapacious &#8220

;news cycle” of international media.

Instead, thanks to the arrogant decision of our ostentatiously Catholic geriatric President Robert Mugabe -— not merely to attend the funeral but to offer Prince Charles his hand as a sign of peace. Our wounded country’s travails have returned at a stroke to international attention.

Thank you President Mugabe. Perhaps there is a God after all?

Conor Walsh,


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