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with Sr. Magna Kurangwa, ARC, Parirenyatwa Hospital
July 17, 2009
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an interview with Sr. Kurangwa
yourself in five words?
Registered nurse, counsellor, clinic manager.
the best piece of advice you've ever received?
To work hard and be determined and you will succeed.
the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
When I was a student nurse we used to like partying. One time a
friend and I just decided to take off to a party and we didn't
tell the matrons or anybody. When we came back on the Monday, we
spent the weekend there, I had to lie that I had gone to Scotland
to see a friend who was ill. And they wanted to know the name of
the Hospital, so that they could check, because they suspected that
we were lying.
is your most treasured possession?
I think it's my family. I don't know if I can call them
do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Losing a loved one, like a child, your parents, or your husband.
have any strange hobbies?
Strange hobbies . . . not
really no. I think mine are quite normal.
do you dislike most about your appearance?
I wish I had bigger legs, my legs are very skinny. And I wish I
had nice teeth.
is your greatest extravagance?
I like nice things, you know, nice clothes, nice perfumes, nice
have you got in your fridge?
I've got meat. Vegetables, cheese, eggs, you know, things
is your greatest fear?
To wake up one day and see that I haven't got a family anymore
especially my son that I live with. Also my mum, she's 83,
and I wish she could be there forever and ever.
have you got in your pockets right now?
I haven't got any pockets at the moment. But normally, like
now I have a flu, I'll have tissues, maybe cough drops and
my phone and my pens.
is your favourite journey?
I like travelling by air. I would like to go somewhere where it's
nice and sunny. I haven't been to the West Indies, to Mauritius,
a nice warm place like that; that would be nice. Even Australia,
I think the weather is good there.
are your heroes in real life?
My heroes in real life are people who have made it in life, who
are of good character - there are a few that I admire. You won't
know them but there's a lady that we go to church with. She
inspires me in a lot of ways, that is Mrs. Mushonga, and Caroline
Marangwanda. I admire them very much. Caroline Marangwanda lost
her husband some years ago, but she's managed to bring up
her children who are very well mannered, who are doing well, who
are well disciplined. I enjoy her home. It's well organised
and clean. She inspires me a lot.
and where were you happiest?
am most happy in my country in Zimbabwe, meeting with family, meeting
with friends. That makes me happy.
your biggest vice?
I think I'm quite a normal person; I don't do things
to the extreme. What I like is a nice sponge cake, without a lot
of cream, and a cup of tea, especially on a cold morning like this.
I really enjoy that.
were you like at school?
People say I was very hardworking; I was a very keen student. Used
to enjoy sport and debates.
are you doing next?
I think I'll be here at ARC - for the next few years!
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