Valentine’s month is the most tortuous 28 days on the calendar. The inane commercials, the red and black clad professional women, the bouquets of roses carried proudly from offices, more for exhibitionism than the need to take them home…
Vivian was married for 14 years. Until she told her husband she is HIV positive. That was a turning point in her life.
I hope this piece makes us as uncomfortable as our silence is unbearable to those who have to bear the consequence of our indifference. It is about time we stopped believing this fable, that as long as everything is fine with me, then all is well in my country.
I must have momentarily forgotten that on the streets of Bulawayo, witnessing such activities was a crime for which one could pay dearly. In these parts, eyewitnesses are a threat to the pickpockets livelihood.
Truth be told, Zimbabwean people – myself included – are a bunch of cowards. And we are selfish. Right now we are busy trying to encourage each other to register to vote in the next general election, scheduled for 2018 but still a lot just think it’s non of their business.