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Zimbabwean woman cooking on wood fire

How to speak Zimbabwean

Zimbos (that is us Zimbabweans) have learnt to make a plan, work around, become resilient, all the while making jokes and laughing about the situation. Zimbos are the friendliest people you can find…

police corruption

Back to the era of police corruption

I was asked me to pull over to the side of the road. They explained that they were arresting me for the offence. I asked for my ticket but was told that they had no ticket books and couldn’t give me the ticket but would take a fine of $60, $30 for one offence and another $30 for another.

Thierry Henry

Mugabe killed Thierry Henry

I remember – way back before Mugabe had killed the industries – I had a job and my office computer password was “Henry14.” Thierry Henry had no equal in his position. In fact, the less reverent Arsenal fan would say Thierry Henry was God. That is why there is a statue of him outside The Emirates Stadium.

University degree

Life aint rosy in Jozi – even with a degree

When you do get that R30 for itaxi to Sandton you realise you don’t have that good outfit for an interview, your pumps are torn, that white shirt is cream in colour now and that skirt has lost Its blackness; it’s now a shade of maroon. After the interview, you wait… (read more)

Arrest Magaya

Arrest Magaya if he is lying!

With only 5% of the world’s population, Eastern and Southern Africa is home to half the world’s population living with HIV. Today the region continues to be the epicentre of the HIV/AIDS epidemic… (cont)

scam

How bond notes remind me of street scams

We were told the bond notes were  the same value as the United States dollar. The money would be put together in our Foreign Currency Accounts (FCAs) but still maintain same value. Both the USD and the bond notes vanished but the numbers in our bank accounts remained