Thursday, October 22, 2009
I remember when I was still in Primary school in the 80s in Zimbabwe. Once a week we would sing songs of solidarity for our oppressed colleagues in South Africa. During our open days and parents' days, we would perfom dramas' of freedom, castigating the white oppressors of our friends in SA. It was emotional. I may need to remind you that Mugabe has always been an avid pan Africanist. Lets suspend the debates of what is happening in Zimbabwe now, for now. As such we felt at one with our brothers and sisters. When I got married, I had the fortune of staying in the very apartment that the former president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki used to stay in. The apartment is at Gail Court, along samora Machel Avenue, close to Pinsau pub, for those that take the holy waters of babylon.
Today, each time I visit South Africa, I am saddened. I have never sought refuge in South Africa, and never will. But I feel so shaken by the ignorance that is displayed by the average South African, not only towards Zimbabweans seeking refuge there but towards any other African. The situation is particularly bad for West Africans' and in particular Nigerians. South Africans are of the view that they live in heaven. But they forget, that there is not a single African country that was independent that did not contribute towards their indepence. We all fought alongside them.
Isn't it time they were educated about this? Am I expecting too much?
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
You will all notice, that from where I stand, I must take a short sabbatical from blogging about politics. I shall need to re-establish my feet, re-engange my safety nets, and assess the situation. The days of shooting from the hip are hereby suspended.
You all know what I mean, dont you?
Friday, October 2, 2009
It is so good
to be home.
To touch, to see, to smell, to taste
all the familiar surroundings
it is wonderful to be home
I am coming, from a far away land
where I was a teacher, and a student
all rolled into one
To all the wonderful people I know,
you are appreciated!
It is good to be home.