Teachers forced to cook and steal

EDITOR - What a terrible tragedy that a country with people as educated as Zimbabweans generally are - thanks in part to Robert Mugabe - should compel its teachers and other professionals to work as gardeners and domestic workers in neighbouring countries, often in conditions in which they are resen


With its fine but crumbling education system, Zimbabwe could have, if Zanu (PF) and Mugabe had the vision, now been contributing its considerable human resources to the upliftment of many Southern African countries. Southern Africa is so much the poorer when so many bright, educated Zimbabweans have to look for gardens to clean or shops to rob, largely because their government has driven them to such desperate measures.

George Starita, Yeoville, Johannesburg

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