Fast forward to 2014, the Australian cricket team visited Zimbabwe for the first time in seven years. The result: Zimbabwe beat Australia for the first time since 1983. Despite Mugabe’s tactless speeches, America, EU and its allies have in recent times showed a softening of stance and appear keen to renew relations.
If Australia’s lifting of the cricket ban is a flickering lighthouse, steering Zimbabwe’s economy from rocky waters, Mugabe, nodding off at the wheel, has failed to notice. – Till next week, my pen is capped. Jerà. Twitter @JeraZW