Excess

2 03 2009

Bob’s official birthday party took place on the weekend at Chinhoyi, a small agricultural town an hour along the Kariba/Zambia road from Harare. According to the Zimbabwe Independent the whole thing was expected to cost some 200,000 US dollars and included, amongst other things, champagne, lobsters, prawns, caviar and croissants. Talk about pearls before swine. There was none of the traditional fare of meat and sadza (cooked maize meal). I knew there was not a food crisis in Zimbabwe.