A Zimbabwean Catholic priest has told Catholic aid agency CAFOD that despite supermarket shelves heaving with food imported from South Africa, the majority of Zimbabweans are still in need of food and basic medicines.
A Methodist bishop in South Africa, who runs a shelter for people fleeing from his country's northern neighbour, wants police here to stop arresting Zimbabweans now that the law concerning their visas has been changed.
UK public donations for the joint Zimbabwe emergency and development appeal launched by the Anglican Archbishops of Canterbury and York have reached £292,330, the administrators of the fund have announced this week.
18 human rights and political activists, including the Director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project, were detained in Zimbabwe yesterday (Tuesday) just two months after they were released after being tortured in prison.
While the world focuses on elections in South Africa, the terrible plight of people in Zimbabwe continues, says Oskar Wempter. He describes the stranglehold on the country and the impact on its starving population.