Food shortage and spreading cholera epidemic further destabilizes Zimbabwe

Friday, December 05, 2008

A cholera epidemic and growing food shortages add to the problems in Zimbabwe.
"It's going to take an enormous effort if we are not going to see tens of thousands of people dying."
— Martin Plaut on the crisis in Zimbabwe
While the governing crises in Zimbabwe continues, there are growing concerns about food availability. A senior team of South African officials is planning a trip to assess the food aid situation. Right now Zimbabwe is suffering through a cholera epidemic that's killed over 600 people and is spreading across the border. An unnamed South African official is quoted as saying President Robert Mugabe has lost control of Zimbabwe and the country could implode. John and Adaora talk to Martin Plaut, the BBC's Africa Editor.


Martin Plaut

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