I’m sorry that its been a few days since our last post. We have had such amazing experiences to share but something incredibly serious has gotten in the way and I’ll have to address all the developments that we’ve had at the orphanage here in Zimbabwe as soon as I can. Until then unfortunately all I’m able to report is that I have personally been the victim of assault where the attackers punched me without provocation and then proceeded to try and gouge my eyes out in an attack that lasted what seemed like minutes. When I could get their fingers out of my eyes, they then tried to choke me. All the while punches were coming in on me.
I’m at a loss for words and I can’t actually believe that this has happened here in this beautiful country. We’ve been greeted by everyone warmly and with open arms and for some reason, someone that I’ve never even spoken to attacked me and then their gang proceeded to rain blow after blow down on me for no reason whilst one particular individual, who I am able to identify, tried time and time again to gouge my eyes out with his bare hands. I could feel his fingers in my skull and did my best to stop him, but still I’ve suffered serious injury in the course of the attack.
Nicole, whilst trying to help me in this unprovoked attack, suffered lacerations to the foot and hand that required 11 stitches in total.
Needless to say, none of this stops us from what we came here to do, even if others may have had that intent. We are here to help and nothing will stop us in that aim.
We’ll be sitting with the police and identifying those responsible in due course and I hope that justice is more than just a concept here in Zimbabwe. I’m still in shock and Nicole is still asleep in bed trying to recover from her injuries.
I will get back to normal blog duties as soon as I can as there is so much to tell, but until then, I’m sorry but we have to try and deal with finding these aggressive arseholes and making them pay for what they have done.
I’m sorry to still put this tagline on, but we are here to try to help orphans and those less privileged than ourselves and no kind of attack from anyone will stop us doing that. So if you’d like to help us in our mission, please donate by clicking here and every penny goes to helping those in need.