I READ on BBC Africa Online that Jan Egeland is “puzzled” by Zimbabwe’s rejection of the UN’s offer of tents.
The reason is actually very simple. Some months ago
various members of the Zanu PF hierarchy bought the country’s largest brick-making enterprise.
That is why they are insisting on brick houses, in order to make themselves a lot of money in scarce foreign currency – out of the UN.
So they will actually profiteer from the destruction of all the poor people’s houses.
Possibly the UN office in Harare could point out to Egeland that there is no mystery at all if you are in possession of the facts?