Zimbabwe, it is fair to say, is a nation poorly served by its government:
The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe which has left hundreds dead was caused by the UK, an ally of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said. Information Minister Sikhanyiso Ndlovu described the outbreak as a “genocidal onslaught on the people of Zimbabwe by the British”.
On Thursday, Mr Mugabe said the spread of cholera had been halted. But aid workers warned that the situation was worsening and the outbreak could last for months.
In his comments to media in Harare, Mr Ndlovu likened the appearance of cholera in Zimbabwe to a “serious biological chemical weapon” used by the British. The Zimbabwean minister for information blames Britain for the cholera outbreak
He described it as “a calculated, racist, terrorist attack on Zimbabwe”.
Mr Mugabe has already accused Western powers of plotting to use cholera as an excuse to invade and overthrow him.