author hitch-hikes from Zambia to Zimbabwe
visiting more than 80 countries in 40 years, Burnham-On-Sea teacher,
explorer and author Michael Turner has been travelling again - heading
Burnham adventurer has just completed an epic 1,200 mile hitch-hiking
investigative journey from Zambia to Zimbabwe.
crossing the Victoria Falls, Michael carried out two surveys connected
with world news.
explained: "This year, idealistic students at Cape Town University,
behind a campaign called 'Rhodes Must Fall' made world headlines
when they dismantled the statue of Cecil Rhodes because he was a
a question was presented to the panel on BBC Radio 4's Any Questions:
'Should the statue of Rhodes in London receive the same fate?' The
answer was no."
my visit, I interviewed black and white Zimbabweans who all stated
that history should stand as it cannot be undone."
black Zimbabwean man appeared on one of my forthcoming YouTube videos
stating that Rhodes brought development and one of his legacies
is a scholarship; others include a fruit juice company and the unfortunate
Cecil the lion."
men shook hands over the grave of Rhodes inside Matopos National
Park on the hill which Rhodes named as the View of the World.
says he found no citizen who had a good word to say about leader
knew he banned the BBC because the truth was not in his interest.
I had to be very careful with my cameras near government buildings
where there were riot squads with shields and water canon ready
to quell any demonstrations and because newspaper posters claimed
Britain had sent spies into the country."
Youtube Playlist is available by searching for 'Turner's Travels'.