Why I can't care about the black caps
I love cricket - and I'd love to get into NZ winning at the World Cup - but ever since the Black Caps decided to tour Zimbabwe - I've refused to support them. How we could have decided to take a tour of a dictator like Mugabe over and above a fine makes me feel ill. I've often wondered where America's much vaunted love of democracy disappears to when we talk about Zimbabwe- the only reason America doesn't invade Zimbabwe is because Zimbabwe doesn't have any oil. I also think it is time for South Africa to get over themselves and publicly move against Mugabe, there is an understandable deep resentment for the white world in South Africa and that plays into the reason why South Africa have done little to aid the white world in decrying Mugabe, but that is no excuse for doing what South Africa are doing.
Zimbabwe: 'They beat us with truncheons, metal bars, rifle butts, sjambok'
Morgan Tsvangirai lies in his hospital bed after being attacked by police. Nelson Chamisa, one of the opposition MDC members attacked last week, tells of his ordeal at the hands of the police: "I began protesting Robert Mugabe's Government nearly 10 years ago when a student. I was very young then, but I am bearded now and my voice has deepened. But still I was shocked by the savagery. "They were not beating only me, they were beating the 30,000 people who voted for me, who voted for change."