Archive | January, 2015

Working for free

27 Jan

Like I do these days. You know I have never imagined waking up and going to my place of work and doing more than my contracted time and be paid for only my hours. What exactly gets people voluntarily working for free.

I can imagine a bit on why one would work extra hours but I am actually thinking of they who will work for many many years for no pay. My neighbour (in Bulawayo) or is it former neighbour’s wife is a nurse for the council. There is a time of dire sadness when she was telling us how she worked without pay.

Many of my former colleagues at the then giant NRZ went for years with either no pay or just a part there of. There really should be something called personal contract one with self. Something that I assure myself that I can not take this for anything. Like no one can just decide to use me and get away with it.

Why would a plate layer or and his whole gang wake up and go to work knowing that whether they type or hand print their time sheets they just won’t be paid. Sounds painful. But they did for many years. They would work as hard as they had always done. They would still observe lunch hour. They would still apply and be granted annual leave/holiday.

The probably still had their Bob Smile membership. They still owed matshonisa. And maybe still had a scud or two for a beverage. What a miracle!

I am not sure how this kind of hold is established. Could it be because they hoped the following month would be the month. Could it be because they trying to protect their terminal benefits? Is it because otherwise they would be doing nothing. Perhaps fear that when they walk out the ones remaining behind will have the last laugh?

It must be tough but it is more like being suspended without pay but expected to turn up for work.


How things could just change,so

26 Jan

Of cause ana mr mareza, ana chigocha, ana baas Phillip naana mkandabhutsu are not returning. The era of successful, filthy rich commercial farmers of a certain tribe are over. Their demise coincides with much suffering of the people of Zimbabwe.. Who could have imagined that the royal Zimbabweans would one day be found anywhere in the world if only they end up with some dollar.

Let’s see. One of my best mates is in Saudi Arabia. Several of my nephews are in South Africa. One of my ‘sisters in law’ is in Botswana with hoards other friends and people I know. At least one of my childhood friends is in Maputo. One is in Zambia. And mainini is in Tanzania where she reports chibi growth point is more modern than where she is. One nephew was at some nameless island in the Atlantic. So you see royal Zimbabwe spread and scattered through out the ,all in search for ndayi, dosh, musvo, tsoro,zuda, ndarama, lutho, …………..

Where was I, anywhere ngaife. Suppose. You see pano tinotaura zviroto, we just look at the alternative view. Another angle to events.

ZANU pf was naughty as they still are. The world works like this. A party is formed at some point. It will ask for, order you, beg you or fight in a war to end up ruling the country. Right? So they then become a ruling party and their leader becomes the president . So ZANU pf did one of the things and ended up zimbabwe’s ruling party. Their then middle aged leader became president through other stages blah blah blah.

They then set rules structures salaries and remuneration for each other etc. They allow each other a bit of unabated abuse of coffers, power, resources etc. It goes on and on as they get voted in and out until people start questioning what they see. Then to protect the stollen things, the abuse of power and all, they create new laws mostly similar to the ones they opposed before getting into power. Posa gets created and law and order act gets dusted and computerised.

So the good guys slowly become evil. You suddenly get arrested for criticising them. The leader’s name gets ring fenced than copywrited by law. He is still your servant ( campaign staff) as much as he is your god.(expected reality). This is he who when you say anything bad you suffer worse than a convicted murderer.

So this is what Zimbabwe did. It created so many donts than dos that people could not stand it Anymore. But yes they tried to demonstrate, they tried to show they now preferred to be ruled by someone else. Then all he’ll broke loose. Kwatshaywa okungabantu kwenkosi,uyazi kurohwa zve kuti dhu. Some died,some maimed for life. An angry government does not follow the legal route, police, courts and jail. It just sends nameless good for nothing’s to come to you and kill you for beer as payment. This is what ZANU did.

But the same people being beaten know one fact, men always help dowse one another’s burning beard. So some men heard the cry of Zimbabweans and tried to make noise about it. Then the leadership told the good neighbours to go hang. People were theirs and if they wanted to kill them they would do so without interference thank you. I got scared. I got very scared. Some people would be beaten beyond ukufanisa. Beaten until they don’t resemble themselves, you know. Some were killed and burnt beyond recognition. Identified and unidentified perpetrators still walk free.

Such is what the world looked and said no we can’t have this. You will not be OUR friends until you stop beating YOUR people. So they went back to the people and reported,’lazini Bantu,AMA British lama Americans bayahlanya. Bathi singalitshayi Lina livothela umogen?’ ( know what people these British and Americans are mad. They are saying we mustn’t beat you up even when you vote for Morgan.)obviously the people went ???. But some few stupid ones still protested. ZANU ndeyeropa vaMugabe ndimambo vanotirova pavanodira Rhoda iwe…..they happily sang.

And the zimdollar died. Banks like founders,Beverly died. Csc died.air Zimbabwe ndokuparker.nrz kupera zvayo ! Zisco dead as a dodo. Ya kunonzi kutonga. Lucky enough usabhuku hahuna inflation, maiwana mombe dzotengwa nechibhamuriro ndikuudze! Aika……wait 10 yachaya? Lilale boboy.


25 Jan

I was kind of surprised that The Lord has called Miss Oppah Rushesha or is it Muchinguri to ministry through the institution of marriage. To those who missed the news, the war veteran, surviving high profile reluctant witness of the killing of comrade gandanga guru Josiah Magama Tongo, twice married beautiful ageless, former women’s league leader, has tied the knot with a man of God. Not just a pastor but a B I S H O P.

Someone with 2020 vision could have seen that and said suppose….. But no you didn’t and hazvichabetseri it’s now common knowledge. Chimoko chaenda nabishop takangoti vavava!

Anywhere ndaakuredzva munamato sadza richipora!

My point is,suppose. Joyce Teurairopa mujuru, the one the president’s wife fired from a party she joined through marriage, the one who never claimed she shot down a chopper but is accused of that lie; the one who was Vice President and we all thought was number two to the throne ,only to realise number two is the president and number one is she who fired her. Yes that one.

Now we all know she is widowed,right? I mean I don’t sell ideas I just look and say what if? Suppose? Right suppose she finds love in another General’s heart? Eh chiwenga? Kana Sibanda? Or even Perence Shiri? What if she finds love in another strongman’s heart? Kutusvura moyo wesoja, you know.

You see things of the heart work strangely. Inga Gracia was First Lady twice in a life time. Came kutochata na someone they would never imagine.So I am not really dreaming in vain; it is a possibility , a quantifiable possibility if you ask book makers.

So what? Would the strong man want a gun less former type writer, typist get away with treating her as she did? You know the Shona wise men, there are many wise shonas, say: simba kaviri kurwa nemukadzi weasipo. When you fight the wife of a absent husband expect a second fight. So wait and see a real replacement hubby turns up, Munoona zvemukati zvavaroora Grace madhorezi atogwa nemhepo votiza. I am only saying suppose.

So she marries another angry musoja, and he declares he will love her for better for worse. In sickness and in health. For rich or poor until ZANU pf we do apart! You see panoteurwa ropa! Panobvinhwa nhabvu nebhutsu dzesimbi, wangu.

But then this is no rumour no gossip. This is no jukwa……it’s only another view, think about it.

What if…………

24 Jan

Suppose the different out come to what all and all are wishing for happens? Newspapers are speculating that after Mugabe will be his wife,or heee it will be ngwena yeah it will be Bona……

But suppose the after Mugabe does not come. Of cause it is a possibility. Mugabe is alive only thing is he is old and that is not an infirmity. Everyone with an old parent or grand parent wishes they could not lose them. So are those who hold Mugabe high in their lives. To some he just can not die.

In 2013 the UK media proudly reported on a 100 year old office boy still working and going strong. A 100 year old medical practitioner was still running his practice. In fact there are so many <a id="_GPLITA_0" style="border:none !important;display:inline-block !important;text-indent:0 !important;float:none !important;font-weight:bold !important;height:auto !important;margin:0!important;min-height:0 !important;min-width:0 !important;padding:0!important;text-transform:uppercase !important;text-decoration:underline !important;vertical-align:baseline !important;width:auto !important;background:transparent !important;” title=”Click to Continue > by BOBrowser ads 1.1″ href=”#”>active 100 year olds that I am inclined to alternatively think what if Mugabe hits 100, hits 105; hits 110?

Mugabe is determined to rule even forever. He has said that and he means it. In 3 years time he will be 94 and in 10 years he will be 101. At 94 he will still be younger than thousands of centurions still going strong. He can easily make it. He feels it, he demands it, he wants it and he pays for it. He works for his health,going to every doctor every health giver in the east and getting fixed. So what if he lives 10 more years?

If that happens it means Mugabe will still run for president and possibly win or certainly rig come 2018. He will be probably a grand dad several times then and he will still be enjoying power showing off to some little mugabite that “ndini puyezhident wavanhu voshe ava wazhinjwa.

Then suppose, just suppose by then he would have traded in his ageing wife for another typist? He will find new joy and new zeal to carry on as president even for another many many years .

These are just possibilities. He can rule us until amen. Achingonzi afa heh ayenda kunorapiwa cancer heh apa raw maziso……achingotonga bedzi. Such is life’s cruel possibilities my brothers. Life comes from God almighty, he might just bless the man you hate or love with many many years as president and super husband of yet another young type writer….(for that is what typists used to be called back then in my youth)…..think about it!

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