The Zimbabwean government's isolation from the international economic arena has forced it to turn right while indicating left. The country's Deputy Minister of Industry and International Trade recently made a startling admission when he said that the European Union remains the troubled Southern African country's key trade partner.
"It is a nasty experience, which I do not want to be reminded of. But if you try to keep it to yourself, it will remain a shock for a long time. I cannot even explain the pain I felt after being told that I was carrying dead bodies in my womb," says Sesedzai Manzanga, a Harare teacher, as she recounts giving birth to a dead set of twins two years ago.