Finetastic Adventures

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Polokwane in the news

Finally, Polokwane is getting back to 'normal'.  I haven't heard a helicopter for a few hours, and I think next time we are on the highway here the police roadblocks will be gone.  Our friends who live on the University of Limpopo campus will be able to come and go as they please, without having their car searched each time they enter.  Beth happened to be with us on Tuesday night when we, along with Alyssa and Laval who are still here, sat around with the portable radio listening to the voting results.  The scene must have resembled those from years ago with families sitting around their radios awaiting election results.  Though the results were 36 hours late, it was as expected when Zuma won the leadership of the ANC in a landslide.  Now we'll have to wait to see if he is convicted of corruption before his time to succeed Mbeki as President of the country arrives. 

What an exciting time to be in Polokwane; I am sure this is the only time of our Peace Corps service that our fair city will be in international  headlines.  And probably the only time I will be in South Africa for a national election of the ANC.  Now, to see what this country's future holds.....


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