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Inside/Out with John Kinnaird, metalworker, fisherman and activist
September 03, 2008

Describe yourself in five words?
Grumpy, overweight, bad golfer, bad fisherman, driven

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
To get on board with the struggle

What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
Sat at a water hole in Rifa with 25 eleven year old kids and a Bull Elephant walked right up to us

What is your most treasured possession?
My late dad's penknife

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Zimbabwean prisons (by all accounts); seeing AIDS infected children die from neglect and lack of medical care and unable to do anything for the kid

Do you have any strange hobbies?
MDC activism, Spider Solitaire

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
Big nose, bad teeth but cannot afford a dentist in Zimbabwe

What is your greatest extravagance?
Chocolate, fishing trips

What have you got in your fridge?
All sorts of stuff at the moment (we have just been to Botswana shopping)

What is your greatest fear?
Mad elephants, abandoning my principles, Morgan making a deal with ZANU-PF and losing the trust of the people aka Arthur Mutambara

What have you got in your pockets right now?
Snotty hanky, cell phone

What is your favourite journey?
Driving from Makuti down the escarpment

Who are your heroes in real life?
Roy Bennett, Jenni Williams, Jody Garner (Quadraplegic disabled during the war, and still hanging in 35 years later and farming in Louis Trichard)

When and where were you happiest?
Drifting down the Zambezi tiger fishing with Jackie anytime

What's your biggest vice?

What were you like at school?
Lazy. Every report I ever had said " Can do better." Rebellious as I have always had a problem with people telling me what to do

What are you doing next?
To a meeting with the MDC city councillors

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