My experience at the hardware store took me by surprise, as it reminded of how acceptable and normal it still is to some people, to conclude that a woman can or cannot do certain things. It might have been one man who thinks women should stick to their gender role of knitting, but my experience in the store confirmed a few things about being a woman.
All I ask of you Mr president, is for you to do something for people like the elderly woman I met today. Because of her age and maybe ill-health, she could not stand upright…
Because everyone has accepted that is the way things are, and should be on the bus, it is no use complaining about inappropriate physical contact. No bus company would listen to one customer out of hundreds
Out of the eight male drivers, at least five try to make some sort of communication with me or another female pedestrian. I would not know exactly what they want from me or any other woman.
How many lives should we lose before the authorities change their tactics in the endless war on errant taxi drivers?
Daphne Jena’s story continues… Upon arrival at the hospital, the paramedics helped transfer Nikiwe into a wheelchair and we headed straight to the accounts desk to present the letter that we had brought from the police station. The letter authorised the hospital to give Nikiwe
Daphne Jena narrates a harrowing ordeal of spousal abuse, police ineptitude and abysmal health service. I had been at the doctor’s for close to 6 hours on that Saturday. For a week, I had endured terrible migraines. I had spent all those hours getting the
The police have sometimes shown little regard for the safety of the public when carrying out their duties. About a month ago, I witnessed an incident where a female pedestrian was run over by a commuter omnibus that was on a cat and mouse chase with the police.
Even after realising what their chase had caused, the policemen continued with their pursuit. Thankfully, some taxi rank marshals and touts came to the rescue of the woman who was both shaken and injured. The manner in which the police abandoned her suggests that the woman received no state assistance with her medical bill. This is just one of the many unfortunate incidents where innocent citizens have become victims of the reckless chases between the police and motorists.
The lack of empathy is evident on both sides, whether police or civilians.
If Sanii Makalima and his friends can influence the whole country to rally behind the Warriors with their song ‘Go Warriors’ even after so many disappointments, then a song for the Mighty Warriors can yield the same effect. I’m sure I am not the only one who doesn’t want a scenario where the Olympic Committee will tell us that Rudo Neshamba, the lady who scored the winning goal against Cameroon, will not be going to Brazil because she doesn’t have a passport! We need to prepare for Rio De Janeiro to avoid having to ship the ladies to Brazil after realizing that the Munorurama Coach that once took the Warriors to Malawi does not go to Brazil.
Yes, not everybody can vote during the ZIFA elections, but we can surely remind those responsible for running football in the country that they are in the office to deliver. A song will remind them that, come August 2016, we are looking forward to be sitting on the terraces cheering the girls on in Rio De Janeiro; and those in power should not dare take that dream away from us. Brazil is a great nation and its every footballer’s dream to go there at least once in their lifetime.
With no running water, only the few with boreholes in their yards in the low density suburbs had readily available options. The masses in the ghetto explored their hidden engineering skills to identify potential spots for clean and safe water without disrupting the councils’ pipes or drainage system.
Without any qualifications in land surveying or modern equipment to help them, my brothers in the ghetto made a living from digging wells to provide everyone with the precious liquid. Most of these wells have stood the test of time, as they still serve their purpose even beyond the crisis period.