As Zimbabwe prepares for a state funeral for Robert Mugabe, who died last week in Singapore, opinions of the former leader are mixed in the country he ruled with an iron hand for 37 years. Reporter Columbus Mavhunga went to Mugabe's rural home in Zvimba to find out what people there think about his rule and his legacy.
Zimbabwe rights activists are calling for Western sanctions against the country to remain in place, despite calls this week by the Southern African Development Community for them to be lifted. Government supporters say the sanctions are hurting ordinary people. But critics say government policies, not sanctions, are to blame for the poor economy, and that lifting sanctions would send the wrong message about the country's human rights record. Columbus Mavhunga reports from Harare.
Zimbabwe's deteriorating economy is forcing many families to put their children to work to put food on the table. Child rights activists say an increasing number of children are selling things on the street to supplement family income. Columbus Mavhunga reports from Harare for VOA.