📸:Plumtree Border Post, Lucky Matyora The nature of my job is crazy in a way. When its time to move, you just pack and go, sometimes without saying Good bye. This time around things were different because by 31 September, I knew I was moving and I knew where I was heading to. Sometimes, you … Continue reading Joe’s Stories From Plumtree 6: Time to say Good Bye.
📸 Twitter : COVID-19 Virus The novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) is deadly and it kills fast. Everyday and everytime I step out of my house to my work, I ask myself one question: How safe are we at the port of entry? Most of the time fear grips me. I am afraid not only of … Continue reading We have to keep the Corona Virus away from our frontier
📸The National Sports Stadium, Harare. Credit: Lucky Joe Matyora 04/06/2010 Soccer is so therapeutic. That magical night of 25 May 2005 at the Ataturk Stadium in Instanbul, Turkey, is still etched in my memory. No wonder why the Brazilian soccer legend Pele used the term, The Beautiful Game to describe the game of soccer. Mutare … Continue reading The unstate of Zimbabwean Soccer Stadia: The people’s game has been scandalized and criminalized
Mbare Bus Terminus It's 550km between Harare and Plumtree Border Post. I wanted an uninterrupted journey using public transport. Then it meant my options were limited - there was one viable option - go to Mbare and book a ride in one of the cross-border buses from Harare to Francistown, Botswana. Never underestimate the power … Continue reading Joe’s stories from Plumtree – 5: A brief moment at Mbare Long Distance Bus Terminus
📸 Twitter : GOKO Some things are common across generations. At boarding schools, especially in Zimbabwe, the term Goko (Crust) invokes some memories to those who attended or attends boarding schools. To this constituency, a crust is a crust(Goko iGoko) - a crust of bread, a crust of sadza (Goko reSadza) or a crust of … Continue reading Joe’s stories from Plumtree-4: A year is twice as long in Zimbabwe
Thug Life: source unknown Approximately, five thousand Tutsi refugees were massacred by Machetes, first in church and then in Sainte-Marthe Maternity Hospital, in Nyamata, Rwanda between 14 and 15 April, 2004. One cannot afford not to shed a tear or two as one goes through Jean Herzfeld's book, The Machete Season, the killers in Rwanda … Continue reading Machete gangs’ reign of terror: This madness must be stopped
At the end of the day, SHOCK, paralyses you. As I look back, 2019 was a horrible year and 2020 looks bleaker. 2019 was not as bad as 2008 but those low levels of economic collapse might be reached this year. 2019 was a reverse reality of 2008, shops full of goods and consumers without … Continue reading 2019 was horrible and 2020 looks bleaker
An axed-down electricity transmission line s upupport pole. Westacres, Figtree In advancing her thesis, that the political and economic elites use shock therapy to awe and subdue their targeted subjects, Naomi Klein, in her book, The Shock Doctrine: The rise of Disaster Capitalism, gave many case studies and how the targeted subjects usually react. Klein … Continue reading We are a Nation of vandals: PERIOD!
Plumtree water smart meter It's not everyday you find me writing a story from Plumtree. A story finding its way on these pages would have made an impact in my day to day activities at this western corner of Zimbabwe. Sometimes life can be rough and at times life can be good - Life goes … Continue reading Joe’s stories from Plumtree-3: No,its not smart to install smart water-meters without the water @PlumtreeTownCouncil
FILE PHOTO: Law Enforcement Agents on joint inspection of the poisoned elephant carcases in Hwange National Park It was a scandal of massive proportions. A well orchestrated crime syndicate where cyanide was used to poison targeted water wells in the vast Hwange National Park (HNP)- the main target being elephants for ivory. This crime syndicate … Continue reading Cyanide Poisoning for Elephant Tusks: A Re-look at the Wildlife Crime Investigations which were never concluded