The head office is getting scared. Darren, our bureau chief, has been reporting all our progress back to London. When they heard about the threats and the death of Wayne Mudekwa, they recalled the entire team.
Are they concerned for our safety? That’s a laughable notion. They fear the public backlash if we all wind up dead. They worry they’ll be criticized for letting their reporters loose in the country. It’s one thing for freelancers, but for those on the payroll? Well that’s not good business.
But to be honest, there’s a part of me that’s exhausted from everything. Maybe I’m ready for the journey home. I’ve tried my luck enough. We have secured a vehicle heading to the southern border on the 11th.