Organizing For Zimbabwe (O4Z) Trust under its Advocacy through Film initiative, held a number of documentary screenings in some parts of Zimbabwe particularly in Bindura, Seke, Madziva, Guruve and Harare in the spirit of celebrating the Women's month of March this year.
For a change, I don’t want to discuss politics. I don’t want to debate whether big bad Mugabe is actually an African national hero, as many on this continent believe, or some brutal dictator, as we are told relentlessly by the BBC, The Economist and virtually the entire Western establishment media.
‘Data’ about Zimbabwe is developed somewhere, to serve Western political interests, and then it is recycled, repeated by hundreds of websites all over the Internet. Old reports are not updated when the situation improves. Incorrect statistics are hardly challenged.
Illegal dump sites have been a major problem in all Zimbabwean cities particularly as a result of poor service delivery from the various responsible town councils. For instance, Chitungwiza is resident to 35,000 households and 60 commercial entities which are serviced by only 7 refuse trucks and the only loader and compactor truck available are broken down while Epworth has 6,000 households in the formal areas that are serviced by only one tractor and the remaining 16,000 households in the informal areas do not receive any refuse removal service at all.