Firstly let me say wow – Can you believe that Hannes has been taking up food to pensioners in Zimbabwe now for 18 years. One man with a dream – Incredible if I must say so. For those who have been supporting us for a long time you have seen the regular trip reports, read all about the challenges, trials and loses we have had.
If it wasn’t so sad it would be comical. Between Bulawayo & Louis Trichardt (Mikado) we saw 9 or 10 broken, stacked, well overloaded trailers, at the roadside, all with collapsed axles and wheels, or in some way disabled by their massive loads. I don’t believe Mr “Venter” had these volumes in mind when he designed these vehicles. He couldn’t have foreseen that the lack of mechanical mastery, a skimpy knowledge of basic physics, a great determination and appalling desperation would combine to ultimately test his equipment at this level.