Elias is a man from Zimbabwe who Chad Urmston, a member of Dispatch, met while visiting the country in 1994. Elias, along with his wife and two sons, Honest and Manuel, live in Sector 17, one of Zimbabwe's most heavily HIV/AIDS infected areas. Chad wrote the song about them after he left Zimbabwe. He promised to write letters to Elias, but import/export laws prevented the letters form getting to the family. Soon after he got word that Elias, Manuel and Honest are alive and well. Zimbabwe is one of the world's most heavily HIV/AIDS-infected countries in the world.
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