We had a few bars and nightclubs in Norton. After the closure of the famous Sagonda hotel, Norton was peacefully sleepy and we would freely walk around the streets. Then came Dadza with his hell-hall called Club Appleyard.
When Zimbabwe Republic Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri fell over and blamed his tight clothes, the more cynical citizens said he summed up the state of the police force; collapsed.
The Central Intelligence Organisation operatives are everywhere like a bad smell. Their task is listening to the whispers and targeting those voices that rise up above others, rise up to lead the citizens…
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.
The evidence is irrefutable. Where are the police, who do nothing but chase motorists at roadblocks – fundraising points – that outnumber traffic lights on Zimbabwe’s roads? Where is the uncle of this “Reese”character when his nephew is busy kicking women?
When I first saw the Squanda video, my immediate reaction was “maybe this is a skit. They must be acting, in order to boost Squanda’s street cred.” But no, it is not a joke.
The plan was to get into the force after school and rise through the ranks. Looking back now I’m usually asking myself how my dream job became a nightmare.
Nelson Mandela emerged from prison and forged a single nation free of racial discrimination in which his former tormentors enjoyed full human rights and freedom from persecution.
A policeman had managed to open the door by jumping in through the kombi window. He swung his baton wildly as the driver tried and failed