Living off rats to survive in Zimbabwe

a council of rare delicacies

Living off rats to survive in Zimbabwe – CNN.com

Zimbabwe’s ambassador to United States, Machivenyika Mapuranga, told CNN on Tuesday that reports of people eating rats unfairly represented the situation, adding that at times while he grew up his family ate rodents.“The eating of the field mice — Zimbabweans do that. It is a delicacy,” he said. “It is misleading to portray the eating of field mice as an act of desperation. It is not.”

Other things the ambassador declared his people now consider delicacies: grass, shoe leather, petrified monkey shit, and rocks.

Western journalists aren’t allowed in Zimbabwe.

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