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Inside/Out with Viomak, singer, song writer, and passionate performer
September 03, 2008
yourself in five words
Determined, no nonsense, patient, kind-hearted, sociable
the best piece of advice you've ever received?
I have only received the worst piece of advice
the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
I was a young geography teacher at Eveline High school. I was invigilating
a geography class and I sneaked out of the class when students were
in the middle of writing their final O level exam. I had to go and
get a pen in the staff room. From nowhere the deputy head, a Mr
Shoko passed by the classroom to check on me. Within 3 minutes I
was back and he asked me where I had gone and yet I was aware that
students sitting exams should not be left unattended. Sensing danger
I lied that I had gone to the loo to change my soaked tampon. He
was tongue tied and he left. Talking of taboo. I hope he won't
read this wherever he is
What is your most treasured possession?
My brain and my voice
do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Do you have any strange hobbies?
Licking my husband's face whenever I get the slightest opportunity.
Whistling in the house. Dancing naked in the bathroom and in the
do you dislike most about your appearance?
My height, lips, eyes and nose
is your greatest extravagance?
have you got in your fridge?
Rape vegetables, mango juice, cheese, chicken wings, bread, ice
cream, and fish
is your greatest fear?
have you got in your pockets right now?
What is your favourite journey?
Travelling to Zimbabwe
are your heroes in real life?
Jesus, my parents, my husband, Morgan Tsvangirai, Pius Ncube, Jairosi
Jiri, Betty Makoni, Ian Smith
and where were you happiest?
When Mugabe died in my dream
What's your biggest vice?
Spitting saliva after eating plain foods like bread, buns, scones
What were you like at school?
Very quiet and responsible but somehow playful. Very disciplined
and friendly. Other students called me tete (auntie) and approached
me for advice. I was also very neat and attractive
are you doing next?
Going upstairs. I'm on punishment since April 2008. My husband
said I haven't been performing very well so I have to give
him a dosage every afternoon. If I complain he says I have to respect
conjugal rights. I wish I was one of those unreasonable feminists.
I would tell him it's my right to refuse. I hope he won't
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