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South Africa: Web 2.0 on Carte Blanche was horrific

Nic is not satisfied with Web 2.0 piece on South African TV program, Carte Blance: “Their piece on Web 2.0 was horrific. Congratulations to Rafiq and Dave for cracking the nod and showing some sense in a show filled with rambling and jumping from topic to topic.”

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  • HM

    Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2008 19:00:05 +0200
    Subject: Last White farmers under siege, instigated by Mugabe

    Dear Family and Friends,
    Well never thought I would have to do this email do not know if it may be my last from our farm “Chidza”.
    At 3.30pm today a lorry load of so called Mugabe brain washed “war-vets” arrived at our gate to take over our land, equipment and pedigree cattle. This crazy action is occurring in a country where there is v little food being produced !
    It is now 6 pm and they have been singing their war songs at our gate for three hours, the atmosphere is violent and more and more of them have arrived.
    We managed to get our daughter Alison and her young son “Little John” into town and for now it is just John and myself, plus our dogs remaining in the house on the farm.
    They have said that our labour will not work tomorrow . They have demanded that John must kill them a sheep, which John has flatly refused to do, so no doubt they will simply kill one for
    themselves.
    None of our paid labour will even attmpt to come to work tomorrow either!
    Graham Richards who lives south of us is also under siege at the same time as us, so this siege of the last remaining whites is an orchestrated plan. The Goddards and Deidricks are in the same boat. They have already taken over Pa-Nyanda Guest Lodge, and Graham and his wife Callie are now in town.
    Alison is at John sisters in Masvingo town and her husband Carl is expected back from Bulawayo tonight.

    Lorna’s telephone no. is Zw code 39-264323 ; Ali is on 011216643
    Our Phone Landline is 039-266080
    Cell Phone Nos. 011-215275 ; 023-258810

    Please pass this email on to as many folk as you would like to , this illegal action must become “known” thru out the world .
    If you know of anyone in the Media, please ensure that they become aware /are alerted to this evil tyrant’s actions to keep power at all costs.
    We have to let the world know what is happening.
    Well done to Zesa. As they load shedded us and I phoned my friend in the Zesa Faults and he phoned Harare and they have switched us back on.
    So for now please keep all of us in your prayers and we will send a follow up tomorrow if we are able.
    Our love to you all.
    John and Joy from Chidza.

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